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Oyster Bay Merlot 75cl
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|Product:||Merlot - Red New Zealand Wine|
|Product Category:||Beers, Wines & Spirits > Red Wine > Australian & New Zealand|
- Wine of New Zealand
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.
Additional Pack Information
Units per 125ml: 1.6.
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.
- Contains Eggs
- Contains Milk
- Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
- Country of Origin: New Zealand
- Origin Free Text
- Pack Type: Bottle
Preparation and Usage
Perfect with warm, flavoursome dishes, or as an aperitif.
To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase
Produced and bottled by:
Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd.,
29 James Rochfort Place,
Delegat Europe Ltd.,
4th Floor, Kenilworth House,
79-80 Margaret Street,
|Tasting Notes||Fragrant violet, fresh blackberry and plum with soft alluring spice.|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve with pepper steak, lasagne, roasts, rich mushroom, lamb, beef or wild game. Pasta with a tomato based sauce, pizza.|
|Storage Instructions||To enjoy this wine at its best, drink within 1 year of purchase.|
|Country of Origin||New Zealand|
|Producer||Oyster Bay Wines New Zealand Ltd.|
|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.|
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