Vidal White Series Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvigno
Aromas of this classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc from the outstanding 2014 vintage displays rich aromas of red fruits and spice. With flavours of plum, blackcurrant and cedar, the smooth finish on the palate is supported by supple, approachable tannins.
Winemaking: In keeping with Vidal’s small batch winemaking philosophy, blocks were harvested, fermented and matured in individual batches to capture the uniqueness of each parcel. The grapes were fermented and macerated on skins before being pressed and matured in tank and barrel (15% new French Oak). Individual parcels underwent malolactic fermentation and 15 months maturation before bottling to evolve the wine’s character and flavour while softening the tannins.
Food matches: Grilled meats