Elephant Hill Merlot Malbec 2015
This is a blend of 46% Merlot, 45% Malbec and 9% Cabernet Franc from the Gimblett and Triangle Vineyards. The grapes were hand harvested, carefully destemmed and fermented in numerous small batch ferments over a 3 week period then gently pressed to oak barriques.
Slow malolactic fermentation in barrel and minimal intervention has created a full, ripe and well balanced wine with a core of ripe fruit and excellent structure.
2013 was an exceptional vintage with perfect growing conditions allowing us to make wines of very high quality and age ability.
The wine can be enjoyed now and will cellar for ten years from harvest.
Raymond Chan 5 star wine review.
- NZD $30.00