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Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2011

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Ripe berry fruit aromas with a touch of spice and dark chocolate lead to a medium bodied flavoursome palate with fine tannins.

Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2011

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Deep ruby red.

NOSE

Ripe berry fruit with a touch of spice and dark chocolate.

PALATE

Medium bodied with a flavoursome palate and fine tannins.

SERVE

Room temperature.

PEAK DRINKING

2012— 2014

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Venison stew.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

12.5%

ACIDITY

6.6 g/L

RESIDUAL SUGAR

1.0 /L

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Sourced from selected Hawkes Bay vineyards situated on clay loam soils, sands and free draining gravels.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The season started early with a warm dry summer helping ripen the fruit. Some unseasonal rain provided some challenges later in the season. However, the spread of our sites ensured we were able to pick ripe flavourful fruit.

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Merlot

MATURATION

Once harvested, the fruit was brought into the winery where it was de-stemmed into a stainless steel fermenter. The fermentation took ten days, during which it was pumped over twice a day to help extract colour, fruit flavour and tannin. The wine then went through a full MLF in stainless steel before being fined using natural methods prior to bottling.

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