Kim Crawford Merlot 2012 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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Overview

These Merlot grapes are from a selection of vineyards in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand – predominantly on the red metal soils of the Ngatarawa Triangle. After harvest, the grapes were crushed to open-top tanks and standard fermenters and inoculated with cultured yeasts selected to enhance varietal expression. During active fermentation, caps were plunged three times daily with 18 days total maceration on skins. The individual parcels were drained to a mixture of French and American oak barrels and matured for 10 months before final blending. The wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep ruby with purple highlights.

Aroma

An intense nose of dark fruits — ripe plums and blackberries complemented by hints of spice and liquorice.

Palate

Rich black fruit flavours of plum, berry and currant are to the fore underpinned with savoury oak. Fine tannins and lovely balance promote a fleshy texture and lingering finish.

Cellaring

Three to four years.

Food Matching

Superb with seared lamb on a potato rosti, green beans, and a red wine jus.

Vintage
2012
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Kim Crawford Wines started out in a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand.

Since launch in 1996, the label has gained critical acclaim around the globe. Being big was never our aim. Being the best has been.

Pouring a glass of Kim Crawford Wine promises great times with friends; it often heralds a spirited lunch or lively evening. It conveys confidence in a stylish, stimulating environment.

We do things unconventionally, take risks, start things, welcome different. Screw caps keep wine fresher than corks. So we started championing them. We decided the world needed a clean, top quality, fruit driven Chardonnay devoid of the heavy oak. So we started making one.

"Indeed, when we first started Kim Crawford, we didn't even have a vineyard or winery. Just an idea and a lot of energy."

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