Oyster Bay Merlot 2009 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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Overview

Ripe plum and currant, embraced by blackberry and subtle spice with lingering fine grained tannins.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Ruby red with a light violet hue.

Palate

Ripe plum and currant, embraced by blackberry and subtle spice with lingering fine grained tannins.

Winemaking Notes

The Hawke’s Bay wine region is arguably the most exciting find in recent times for the cultivation of Merlot in New Zealand. Ancient alluvial river terraces provide for a superb mix of soils over gravelly, free-draining sub-soils, with an abundance of pure river water for irrigation. With a temperate maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong clear sunlight during the day and cooled at night by the sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean.

This is the unique environment in which Merlot produces its vibrant, fully ripened varietal flavours. Essentially, Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot is about elegance and intensity of fruit. The hero is always freshness of ripe fruit, spice and soft tannins on the palate.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Set in the alluvial heart of Marlborough, one of the world's most recognised wine-growing regions and a place as beautiful as it is abundant, you will find the vineyards that grew the reputation of Oyster Bay. Here, on the shallow stony soils of the tranquil Wairau Plains, where long, slow summers and cool autumn nights give birth to grapes of intense and fruity flavours, Oyster Bay began, from the very outset, to produce wines of international stature.

Marlborough provides Oyster Bay with the perfect mix of sun and soil to produce wines of great character - distinctive, assertive, cool-climate chardonnays, sauvignon blancs and pinot noirs that define the very essence - and exclusivity - of New Zealand viticulture.

If Marlborough was the birthplace of Oyster Bay, then Hawkes Bay, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, is its second home. Here on silty, sun-drenched alluvial plains carved by ancient glaciers, Oyster Bay grows some of New Zealand's most elegant and exciting, cool-climate Merlots.

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