The 2017 Merlot shows a vibrancy and juiciness. It is cool fermented, under 22C, and so has retained its fruit forward flavours. Ripeness in the vineyard has also ensured a soft supple palate. Medium bodied, classic, and supple style with a deep red color. Aroma of plum, spice, and earth notes with palate of plum, spice, and black fruits and cedar.
Genesis Merlot Reserva has an intense red ruby color. It is a fine sample of a complex wine with dry fruits and truffle. In mouth it has a spicy and humid soul taste. Its tannins are mellow and soft with a pleasant and silky aftertaste. A great match to pasta, lightly spiced red meats, and soft cheeses.
Genesis Merlot has a bright ruby-violet color. The wine has intense notes of ripe red fruits, plum and pepper hints. Its tannins are sweet and velvety. Has a long and lingering finish. Ideal as a company for roast beef, pork, pasta and fresh cheese.
Origin: New Zealand
The single vineyard fruit was picked in early April, consistent for this variety. We harvested the fruit in good condition on 3rd April at 21.1o Brix. The grapes were gently crushed, allowing some whole berries to remain intact, and the must transferred into open top fermenters for 2 days cold soak.
Fermentation proceeded with twice daily plunging for colour, flavour and fine tannin extraction. The resulting wine was racked once and aged for 11 months in a mix of quality French and American 300L hogsheads (33% being new wood). The wine was fined and filtered prior to bottling in June 2018 under screwcap closure.
This delicious Merlot from premium grapes exudes ripe plum and boysenberry fruits with earthy spicy notes, interwoven on a lovely velvety texture. Already appetising it is ready for immediate enjoyment, or will reward judicious cellaring.
Origin: New Zealand
New Zealand’s alluvial plains, dry river beds and cool maritime climate produce these wines of character. Over the millienia rocks and stones have been transported from the mountains by glaciers and rivers before being deposited to form the valley floors. These pebbles capture the warm sun during the day and radiate heat at night to ripen the grapes producing a well balanced wine with berry fruit flavors.
Full bodied, elegant wine with a fruit from Maule Valley – Single Vineyard. Attractive red colour with violets hints. The nose is very complex, with abundant red and black fruit and some herbal and spicy tones, accompanied by vanilla and coffee notes. Round and well structured mouth. Soft and velvety tannins. Tasty and juicy, good structure and balance.
Our Merlot has a rich and concentrated purplish ruby, with aromas of currant and black cherry. Elegant with a good balance. Their tannins are soft and ripe. A great choice to match with red meats, herbs or cheese dishes mature.