Nobilo Hawkes Bay Merlot
Dark and rich, with aromas of plums, blackberries and spice. Elegant and full of flavour with a long, delicious finish. Deserving of good company.
NOSE. A rich and complex bouquet, showing ripe plum and mulberry notes, with
hints of spice.
PALATE. A wine of excellent weight and length, with intense ripe plum and
blackberry flavours, and soft tannins.
FOOD MATCH. An ideal partner for roast meats, casseroles and richly flavoured
VINIFICATION. A hot summer and dry weather throughout autumn produced ideal
conditions for ripening red grapes in Hawke’s Bay. The Merlot was harvested at low
acidity and with excellent ripeness.
Fruit was destemmed but not crushed, and fermented on skins in a mixture of open
top and closed vessels using cultured yeast strains.
Fermentation took place over an average 18 days at temperatures up to 30
Maturation was predominantly in stainless steel tanks, with a portion matured
The final blend was bottled in February 2010.