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Oyster Bay Merlot Hawkes Bay 75cl

4.7 out of 5 (3)

3 out of 3 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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Product Description

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.
Ripe plum, berry fruits and hints of spice, accentuated with a nuance of oak and an elegant, lingering soft texture.

Oyster Bay Merlot is about elegance and intensity of fruit. The hero is always freshness of ripe fruit, spice and soft tannins on the palate.

Oyster Bay is New Zealand's third largest wine maker and defines the stature and style of New Zealand wines. It produces elegant, assertive, Super-Premium wines, with glorious fruit flavours from the renowned regions of Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. Hawke's Bay's ancient alluvial river terraces provide for a superb mix of soils over gravelly, free-draining sub-soils. With a maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong sunlight during the day, and cooled at night by Pacific ocean breezes. The grapes for Oyster Bay Merlot received a gentle pressing to release flavour without drawing out hard tannins. A large portion was aged in French barriques for 6 months to provide softness and complexity to the wine. "This juicy, ripe, blackcurrant-rich red offers a glimpse of the smooth, medium-bodied Bordeaux-style red that's the hallmark of the Hawke's Bay region" Anthony Rose, The Independent.

Product Information

Categories


Brand

Oyster Bay

Storage

This wine can be enjoyed now or carefully stored for up to 2 years from purchase.

Preparation and Usage

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

ABV (%)

13.5

Grape Variety

Merlot

Tasting Notes

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

Serving Suggestions

Serve with pepper steak, lasagne, roasts, rich mushroom, lamb, beef or wild game. Pasta with a tomato based sauce, pizza.

Producer

Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd.

Agent

Delegat Europe Ltd.

Winemaker

Michael Ivicevich

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.

Current Vintage

2013

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.

Units

10.1

Taste Category

C

Country of Origin

New Zealand

Country of Packing

New Zealand

Manufacturer

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

Package Type

Bottle

Recycling Information

Pack - Glass

Nutrition

Allergen Information

Allergens can be found in the ingredients list

Contains Eggs, Contains Milk, Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Dietary Information

Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

3 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4.7

3 out of 3 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

delicious

Very quaffable wine on its own or with spicy meals, holds its own and flavours are superb

Rating: 5 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

Splendid wine

Arguably one of the best Merlots for its price on the market, a real stunner.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

7 of 8 found this review helpful.

Nice one!

I'm a fan of NZ wines and this is a lovely soft red - very easy to drink, especially with pasta

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