Product Description

  • Merlot - Red New Zealand Wine
  • Fragrant violet, fresh blackberry and plum with soft alluring spice.
  • Oyster Bay Merlot is about elegance and intensity of fruit. The hero is always the freshness of ripe fruit, with spice and soft tannins on the palate.
  • The Hawke's Bay wine region is arguably the most exciting find for the cultivation of Merlot in New Zealand. Ancient alluvial soils, an abundance of pure river water for irrigation and a temperate maritime climate create the unique environment in which Merlot produces vibrant, fully ripened varietal flavours.
  • The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional Super Premium wines that are elegant and assertive, with glorious fruit flavours.
  • Wine of New Zealand
  • Pack size: 75cl

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains: Eggs, Milk, Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • Fragrant violet, fresh blackberry and plum with soft alluring spice.

Region of Origin

Hawkes Bay

Wine Colour

Red

Alcohol Units

10.1

ABV

13.5% vol

Current Vintage

2014

Producer

Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd.

Type of Closure

Screwcap

Wine Maker

Michael Ivicevich

Country

New Zealand

Alcohol Type

Wine

Taste Category

Grape Variety

Merlot

Vinification Details

  • The fruit was destemmed, crushed and transferred into stainless steel fermentation tanks. The must was inoculated with pure yeast cultures to enhance varietal aromatics and fruit characters. Tailored rackings and pump overs were performed during fermentation to obtain delicate fruit tannins and maximise flavour and colour extraction. Following gentle pressing, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation in tank and in French oak barriques. A large portion of the blend was then aged in French oak barriques for 6 months to provide softness and complexity to the wine.

History

  • The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctly regional Super Premium wines that are elegant and assertive, with glorious fruit flavours. Oyster Bay produces wines from the renowned regions of Marlborough and Hawke's Bay.

Regional Information

  • The Hawke's Bay wine region is arguably the most exciting find for the cultivation of Merlot in New Zealand. Ancient alluvial river terraces provide for a superb mix of soils over gravelly, free-draining sub soils, with an abundance of pure river water for irrigation. With a temperate maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong clear sunlight during the day and cooled at night by the sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean. This is the unique environment in which Merlot produces vibrant, fully ripened varietal flavours.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

  • To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence

Storage

To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase

Country of Origin

New Zealand

Origin Free Text

Wine of New Zealand

Preparation and Usage

  • Perfect with warm, flavoursome dishes, or as an aperitif.

Name and address

  • Produced and bottled by:
  • Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd.,
  • 29 James Rochfort Place,
  • RD5,
  • Hastings, 4175,
  • New Zealand.

Importer address

  • Delegat Europe Ltd.,
  • 4th Floor, Kenilworth House,
  • 79-80 Margaret Street,
  • London,
  • W1W 8TA,
  • United Kingdom.

Return to

  • Delegat Europe Ltd.,
  • 4th Floor, Kenilworth House,
  • 79-80 Margaret Street,
  • London,
  • W1W 8TA,
  • United Kingdom.
  • oysterbaywines.com

Lower age limit

Statutory Years : 18

Net Contents

75 Centilitres

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