Matua Hawkes Bay Merlot 2007
$1999each
$239DOZEN
WineryMatua
Fruit Merlot
Regions Hawkes Bay
  New Zealand
Each $19.99
Dozen $239.00
Currently out of stock
A plump Merlot with plummy fruit, delicately wooded, and amicably food oriented, the grapes for this wine are sourced from around the premiere Hawkes Bay region, so well recognised for the production of satisfying reds due to the favourably warm and dry climate. Vines here yield crops of the best Merlot due in part to the conditions during flowering and fruit set. Smooth drinking, softly tannined, fruit driven and approachable, Matua Merlot is very pleasant in it's youth, develops exquisite harmonies with ageing, and is excellent with all good faire.
Ross and Bill Spence set out to revolutionise a fledgling New Zealand wine industry, establishing the Matua Valley winery in 1973. The vines receive special canopy management, leaves are removed from the fruiting zone permitting exposure to ultra violet light, maximising development of ripe fruit flavours and colour. The harvested grapes are immediately processed. A short period of cold maceration is employed to extract colour, tannin and flavour from the skins prior to a traditional fermentation in tank. Cap management requires regular pumpovers to submerge the skins. Seven months maturation in prior use oak barriques has assisted in softening the wine and integrating the characters. Alcohol 13.0%
TASTING NOTES
Vibrant, bright red with a purple hue. Raspberry, plum and spice aromas form a fruit driven nose, subtle hints of olives and pith, sweet berries, a generous core of varietal fruits, raspberry and clovey oak. Onto the palate, a focus of raspberry, red cherry and cinnamon is wrapped within a supple, polished and generous figure of fine tannins. The palate slowly develops concentration and unravels further complexity, it finishes with long persistent fruit and well integrated oak, lingering and satisfying. Matua can be consumed immediately upon release whilst vital and vibrant, and is certain to develop added complexity with cellaring. Have it with a spicey lamb rogan josh.
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Growing up in a winemaking family in the winemaking community of West Auckland, Matua Valley's founders Ross and Bill Spence developed a vision for New Zealand's future
Back in the early 70’s, the vision of Matua Valley’s founders Ross and Bill Spence was to revolutionise the still fledgling New Zealand wine industry, taking advantage of unique regional qualities to create innovative and distinguished wines – the kind they wanted to drink themselves. They succeeded, beyond their wildest dreams. Today, Matua Valley wines are acclaimed and highly sought after throughout the world. Matua»