Brookfields Burnfoot Merlot 2015

100% Merlot from Burnfoot Vinyards, located in the Tuki Tuki Valleyon the northern side of the Tuki Tuki River opposite Te Mata Peak.

Grapes are destemmed and crushed into stainless steel tanks. Fermentation immediately followed, at temperatures between 25°C - 30°C. After 3 weeks of maceration, the wine was then pressed, and underwent MLF. Time in French and American oak barrels has softened the tannins, and given a full rich complexity to the flavours.

Winemaker's Comments

Bold as brass, the 2015 ‘Burnfoot’ Merlot exhibits black fruits, leather, plums, wild herbs, generous oak and succulent tannins. The 2015 ‘Burnfoot’ Merlot reflects the ripeness of the grapes at harvest - it was another good vintage for Merlot in the Tuki Tuki Valley

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