Cleanskin Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Merlot 2013 (WWS727)

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Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Merlot 2013

Volume:  120 cases
Sold As: 
Cleanskin

Vintage Composition: 100% 2013
Varietal Composition:
51% Cabernet Sauvignon; 49% Merlot.
Regional Composition:
100% Estate Grown, Gimblett Road sub-region, Hawke’s Bay

Vinification:  Single vineyard wine, 100% Mere Road. Planted in 2007, in the
Gimblett Road sub Region. Pruned to 2 cane VSP.

2013 was an excellent vintage allowing for an autumn of extended ripening. A field blend where the Cabernet and Merlot were harvested together as one single batch giving optimum ripeness and flavour on the 13/4/13.

The grapes were machine harvested and crushed to fermenter. A 5-day cold soak was followed by indigenous-yeast ferment which lasted approximately 6 days. Just prior to completing fermentation, the wine was pressed off skins, but put to barrel for extended maturation. 

Oak Treatment:  Fermentation was finished 100% in barrel, in new and seasoned French 228 Litre barriques, 50% of which were new.  The wine underwent a wild malo-lactic fermentation in barrel with 18-months maturation in barrel.

Description:  Bold yet elegant, fully-concentrated aroma of black fruits spices and dark florals, clean and textured showing lifted aromatics and freshness. Medium-bodied, with a firm and concentrated core of tannin with spice, cedar and violet is melded with layers of red fruits and mouth wateringly attractive acid.

Packaging:  Ultra-Premium OI AO530105 Burgundy, 750 ml, with cork closure.
12 bottles per case in plain, upright boxes with dividers.
56 cases per pallet.

Compliances:  Sustainable Winegrowing NZ, Wine Standards Management Plan, Export Spray Program, Export Compliant, Export Certified

Alc.Vol.: 12.8%
RS:  <1g/L
TA:  5.5g/L
pH: 3.7

Price: $120.00 per case (12 x 750ml)
Excise, HPA Levy included in this price.
($NZ92.50 for export orders)
Minimum 56 case order.
Payment Terms: (EXW) Ex-Works, Hawke’s Bay.

INCO Terms: (EXW) Ex-Works, Hawke’s Bay.
Freight is care of the buyer.

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Please Quote Reference: WWS727
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