Kim Crawford Hawke's Bay Merlot 2008
The grapes for this Merlot were hand harvested at optimal ripeness from the Corner 50 Vineyard in Hawkes Bay. They were then fermented on skins in a 8 tonne open top fermentor at 30 Deg max, and hand plunged 3 times daily. Following malolactic fermantation the wine was matured in a mixture of new and old Oak barrels for 16 months.
One of the reasons why New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs have taken the world by storm. Delightful to the point of exuberance, this is a great wine for drinking alone of with lighter fare.
Food Pairings for Kim Crawford Hawke's Bay Merlot
Ripe and well rounded. Sweet plum and berry notes with smooth tannins and a long complex finish.
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.5|
|Sugar: 1.8 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter|