Our 2013 SV Merlot Malbec is an assemblage of 78% Merlot from the Gimblett Gravels and 22% Malbec from the Red Metals. Each parcel was separately barrel aged for 12 months – about 10% of this was new oak. Hawkes Bay had a dream vintage in 2013 and the fruit that we harvested was in superb condition. The components looked superb all the way through the aging process and this shines through in the finished wine.
“Ripe black plums and cassis, the palate is rich with fleshy plump rounded seductive fruit and maximum intensity”