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Leveret Estate Merlot Cabernet

Leveret Estate Merlot Cabernet

Hawkes Bay

  • RM94.00


A deep red colour. The aroma is very vibrant with choc mint expressions, blackberries, dried herb lift and subtle nutty oak. The palate shows fine grained tannins that provide structure and length to the fruit flavours. 2013 was without question an outstanding red wine vintage in Hawkes Bay. The dry conditions and a long dry autumn allowed for the grapes to reach full tannin and flavour ripeness. The grapes were grown at our Tantallon vineyard in the Bridge Pa area of Hawkes Bay. Brix at harvest was between 24 and 26 brix.

This wine is the result of a selection and refinement process that started in the vineyard with the manual manipulation of canopy and yield, through to the barrel selection at blending time. The employment of winemaking techniques of cold soaking, extended maceration of skins and partial draining prior to ferment have all been utilised to extract the maximum power from the fruit while ensuring that the finesse of the wine is retained. Post fermentation the wine was transferred to barrel for 12 months maturation in new and used French oak barriques. Following maturation, the wine was blended, fined with egg whites and finally bottling in July 2014.

Wine Analysis:
Region : Hawkes Bay
Vintage : 2013
Varieties : Merlot 68%,
Cabernet Sauvignon 32%
Contains : Sulphites
Produced with egg products. Traces may remain.
Alcohol : 14%
Standard Drinks : 8.3


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