Our 2014 SV Merlot Malbec is an assemblage of 77% Merlot from the Gimblett Gravels and 23% Malbec from the Red Metals. Each parcel was separately barrel aged for 12 months in a mixture of new and seasoned oak. Hawkes Bay had a dream vintage in 2014 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. Post assemblage, the wine received a light fining and was bottled.