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Farmgate Merlot Cabernet Franc (12 bottles) - Including Freight!
12 Bottles - Includes freight!
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Variety: Merlot Cabernet Franc. Blend: Merlot 95% and Cabernet Franc 5%. Region: Hawke’s Bay. Sub Region: Bridge Pa & Te Awanga.
The merlot was grown on a small, meticulously managed block in the Bridge Pa triangle and the Cabernet Franc at Te Awanga on the coast. The vines were left to crop at a naturally low level thus ensuring perfect balance between flavour, ripeness and phenolic components in the wine.
Appearance: Intense and vibrant red.
Aroma: The wine has lifted aromas of raspberries, cherries and black currants.
Palate: Silky smooth texture with vibrant flavours of currants and cherries. Secondary notes of dry herbs give the complexity and a full mouth feel.
Vinification The 2013 vintage allowed for full and even ripening of the fruit giving us the opportunity to make the wine in a natural and hands off manner. This retains the naturalness of the characters and lets the wine express the terrior of the site.
Enjoy with: Red meats, portobello mushrooms, rosemary, mint and green olives.