Oyster Bay Merlot 2017 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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$12.99 per Bottle
$77.94 per case

Overview

Oyster Bay Hawke’s Bay Merlot offers the aromas and flavours of juicy black plum, bright red currants, alluring spice and a hint of vanilla.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The philosophy of Oyster Bay is to produce fine, distinctively regional wines that are elegant and assertive

with glorious fruit flavours. 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, freedraining subsoils, with an abundance of pure river water or 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
2017
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Merlot
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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