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Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc

Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Vintages:

2016

Price: $58 per bottle

Winemaking

Fermented in stainless steel open-top fermenters, with indigenous and selected yeasts. Extended maceration for extraction. Punched down up to 4 times per day. Air pulses. Gentle basket pressing and transferred into French and American oak for 10 months maturation. 3 rackings during élevage. No fining.

Food pairing:

Platter of cured meat, Brown sugar mustard glazed ham, Wild pheasant in mushroom and wine sauce, Crostini with Ricotta and dark berries jam, Bloomy rind cheeses

Vintage report

Technical analysis:

Region: Waiheke Island
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Brix at harvest: 22-23
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: <1g/l
pH: 3.51
TA: 6.9g/l
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