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2015 Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet

The old mill depicted on the Mill Road label was established in the 1870’s near the banks of the Ngaruroro River. Situated just ten kilometers north of Te Mata Peak, Mill Road captures the essence of Hawke’s Bay. Famous for warm sunny days and clean fresh air the grapes are large and succulent, making for a delicious wine range.

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Tasting Notes

Concentrated aromas of ripe dark fruits and chocolate with a hint of tobacco. The palate is full bodied, plump and juicy with sweet ripe fruit flavours supported by fine chalky tannins.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were sourced from two of our Hawkes Bay vineyards – Tantallon and Campbell Brook. The grapes were harvested from the respective vineyards and transported to our Riverview winery were they were crushed to open topped stainless steel fermentation vessels and inoculated with a range of yeast strains. The ferments were pumped over several times per day until dry and then allowed from 2 to 5 days extended maceration. The wine was then pressed off the skins and some was put to barrel where it was aged for 12 months before blending with components which had been matured in stainless steel. The wine was then transported by road tanker to our Katikati winery for final blending and finishing.

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795
cellardoor@wineportfolio.co.nz

Leveret and Mills Reef Cellar Door,
2389 State Highway 2, RD4, Katikati


Open 9.30am to 5pm 7 days a week


The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office

(+64) 9 300 5053
info@wineportfolio.co.nz

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland