Te Awa Collection Left Field Merlot 2013

85% Merlot and 15% Malbec from Te Awa's Hawkes Bay vineyards.

Parcels of fruit were harvested and gently destemmed into open top fermenters. After a 5 day cold soak the juices were warmed and fermented naturally. The young wine was drained off and the skins pressed at dryness. After a brief settling period in tank, it went to barrel for secondary fermentation and maturation. Spent 18 months in barrel.

Winemaker's Comments

A highly attractive blend of predominantly Merlot, with a generous splash of Malbec, this wine is full-coloured, with a fresh, fragrant bouquet, it is fleshy and generous, with strong, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a hint of dark chocolate and a well-rounded, harmonious finish. 

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