Haha Merlot 2020 750ml
Vineyard: The grapes are picked from the hill country of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The soils are ancient river beds with free draining stony soils and clay loams.
Viticulture: Vertical shoot positioned trellis was used with two canes pruned and spur pruning, laid down providing an average of 10 tonnes per acre. 50% barrel French Oak aged, maturation was for 10 months.
Vintage: A hot long dry summer provided stunning flavours and structure for this outstanding wine. Food Matching: This wine is perfect with barbequed meats, and tastes great with rich tomato-based pasta dishes or a delicious aged gouda.
Palate: Ripe plum and wild berries combine with spice and vanilla oak on the palate following into smooth round tannins and a long dry finish.
Variety 100% Merlot
Colour A vibrant rich purple.
Aroma Generous plum and hints of chocolate and spice harmoniously blend with soft oak notes.
Analysis Alcohol 13% pH 3.49 Titratable Acidity 6.3 g/l Residual Sugar <1 g/l