Hand-harvested pinot noir fruit, grown in Bendigo subregion. Clones 5, 115 & 777. Indigenous-yeast ferment with 21 days on skins. 100% matured in French Oak. MLF complete. Wine has been racked off lees.
Dark red cherry and plum fruits combined with integrated oak and a hint of black pepper and dried herbs. Juicy ripe opulent fruits with Chinese five spice and firm tannins lead to a drying finish.
From fully ripe, hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit come this plush, rich Bridge Pa merlot, currently ageing in new and seasoned French oak. Vibrant and juicy, this is serious Hawkes Bay merlot.