cart SHOPPING CART
   You have 0 items   
Advanced Search
Style
Variety
Vintage
Country of origin
Wine Region
Price Range
Keywords

Personalised wine v3

mailing-list-buttonshopv1
mailing-list-buttonshopv1

Personalised wine v3


NZ $49.99
Qty

MILLS REEF ELSPETH CABERNET MERLOT

This distinguished Cabernet Merlot is made from ultra-premium grapes (56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and a splash of Cabernet Franc) grown on low-yielding vines in our Mere Road Vineyard, situated in the renowned stony soils of the Gimblett Gravels district within Hawkes Bay. The Cabernet Sauvignon was handpicked on May 5th and Merlot on April 22nd at an average Brix of 23.1.

The grapes were destemmed, retaining whole berries, before transferring to open top fermenters as separate parcels for cold-soaking. After six days, selected yeasts were inoculated to initiate fermentation, and the resultant cap was plunged twice daily. A post-ferment maceration regime over 10 days optimised the tannin structure prior to pressing off skins. The wine was then transferred to quality French oak barrels (30% new for the Cabernet Sauvignon, and 47% new for the Merlot) for 16 months aging. The wine was judiciously blended, lightly fined with egg white and pad filtered prior to bottling on 13th October 2011 under Stelvin screwcap.

This opulent and classic blend presents the very best from our Mere Road vineyard. It exudes a medley of berry fruits pervading the palate, with white pepper over mocha and cigar box notes. Exceptionally smooth, it is immediately enjoyable and will cellar superbly.

Producer:MILLS REEF
Vineyard: Gimblett Gravels

Freight

FREE FREIGHT NATIONWIDE ON ORDERS OVER $100


Nationwide freight for orders under $100 - $4.99 (12 or less bottles)

Taupo: Free delivery for orders over $50.00

International enquiry

You might also be interested in ...

PORTERS ESTATE PINOT NOIR

PINOT NOIR

PORTERS PINOT NOIR
NZ $44.99
Qty.
KOPKE COLHEITA 2007 PORT

KOPKE COLHEITA 2007 PORT

2007

NZ $54.99 Currently out of stock
CHAPOUTIER BILA-HAUT COTES DU ROUSSILLON

CHAPOUTIER BILA-HAUT COTES DU ROUSSILLON

Syrah

NZ $19.99
Qty.