Vidal Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Hawkes Bay 2011
for this wine was sourced from vineyards in the Hawkes Bay region where
typically warm and dry conditions dominate the growing season. 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 where the
wines went through malolactic fermentation. Maturation over 14 months
has evolved the wines character and flavour while softening the tannins.
classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc
displays aromas of red fruits and spice. With flavours of plum,
blackcurrant and cedar, the palate's smooth finish is supported by
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but
it has the structure and concentration to age gracefully for 3 – 5
years from vintage date. Match with grilled meats.