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Matured in French oak, this wine has rich aromas of blackcurrant and plum, and a subtle vanilla-mocha oak character. On the palate, the blackcurrant and mocha flavours linger, and the wine finishes with a firm, but smooth palate.
Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand has become synonymous with producing refined and elegant wines from the grape varieties that are the cornerstone of Bordeaux-style reds. One of those is Merlot and its fresh, vibrant fruit characters combined with great palate structure is what Matakana Estate strives for in their ME Merlot.
Cellar potential: 5-7 years
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