Villa Maria Hawkes Bay Merlot
Deep crimson red hues lead to bright aromatics of black plums and berry fruits with subtle vanilla and cedar oak undertones. A sweet fruited and textured palate possessing supple tannins makes this a versatile food wine and suitable for any occasions
High sunshine hours and low rainfall make Hawkes Bay New Zealand’s ‘home’ to the French Bordeaux variety Merlot.
FRUIT HANDLING: Destemmed & crushed to fermentation vessels, then plunged or pulsed with oxygen