Rich and velvety with red berries wash through on the palate with a silky smooth finish. Lovely dark inky, magenta colour that oozes attractive aromas of raspberry coulis, cherry and dark chocolate.
Premium Bordeaux style Merlot and Cabernet blends are the flagships of the Abbey Cellars range together with small amounts of premium Classic and Noble Rieslings.
Situated on red metal soils in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Abbey Cellars is a boutique 'single estate' producer owned and operated by the Haworth family. Abbey Cellars wines have an exclusive focus on producing smaller volumes of hand-picked ultra premium quality wine
Hawke's Bay experienced one of the best vintages with a long, hot dry exceptional summer. Grapes were harvested at optimal flavour and ripeness without any pressure from the weather gods.
Fruit was picked on flavour-ripeness then crushed and destemmed into open fermetatiers followed by a cold soak for 48 hours to extract maximum colour and flavour before being warmed up and inoculated with selected red wine yeasts. During a warm, ten days fermentation at 28 degrees the cap was hand-plunged to gently extract tannins, to maintain colour stabilization and add structure without harsh phenolics. Following ferment, the free-run wine was pumped away and the skins were transferred by hand to the press where pressings were extracted separately and added back later to enhance colour and structure.
Drink with shredded, peppered beef and wild rice.
In The Spotlight
Pure Silver award at Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Silver Medal at the New World Wine Awards 2015
Pure Bronze award at the Bragato Wine Awards 2015
|Varietal||88% Merlot, 8% Franc, 4% Malbec|
Abbey Cellars Single Estate Merlot 2014
- Producer: Abbey Cellars
- Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
- Availability: In Stock
- 12 or more $29.00