Mud House Hawkes Bay Merlot 2010
Enticing fruitcake, spice and chocolate aromas lead to a medium bodied palate with juicy plum and mocha flavours.
Deep ruby red
Fruitcake spice and chocolate aromas.
Medium bodied with juicy plum and mocha flavours.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH
Hearty Lamb Casserole
The fruit was sourced from the Stewar vineyard in the Bridge-pa sub region of Hawkes Bay.
The season started with a cool summer and there was concern about ripeness and reduced yields due to poor fruit set. However, a hot dry autumn with perfect weather throughout March and April provided the warmth and time for the fruit to ripen. As it turned out, harvest dates were almost two weeks later than expected across the region and most volumes were lower than expected but flavours and colour development in the merlot blocks were better than average.
90% Merlot with a touch if Cab Franc.
Maturation of this wine was in a mix of stainless steel vessels and older French oak barriques.
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