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2015 Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet

Inspired by the neighbouring Pacific Islands, this wine range compliments the abundance of fresh fruit and fish the islands are famous for.
The label features a Nikau Palm which is endemic to New Zealand.

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Tasting Notes

Ripe dark fruits, blackberries and cassis, subtle nutty oak and a slight earthiness add complexity. The palate shows fine grained tannins that provide structure and length to the fruit flavours.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

This wine is from grapes grown in two of our Hawke’s Bay vineyards - Tantallon and Campbell Brook. The grapes were harvested from the Tantallon and Campbell Brook 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 hand plunged several times per day until dry and then allowed from 2 to 14 days extended maceration. The wine was then pressed off the skins and put to barrel where it was aged for 18 months before blending. 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