2018

Hawke’s Bay

Merlot

GRAND RESERVE

NICK & EDWIN is a collaboration of two friends and wine lovers from different countries and cultures, New Zealand and China. NICK & EDWIN aim to bring to China the world’s most interesting wines for consumers to enjoy.

This 2018 Hawke’s Bay Merlot from New Zealand’s premier red wine region displays bold flavours of berry fruits, plum with hints of thyme. Balanced soft tannins pervade the taste finishing with a slightly peppery tang.

Tasting Notes

Winemaker: Nick Nobilo in collaboration with Barry Riwai

Varieties: Merlot  48% Cabernet Franc 31% Malbec 21%

Region: Hawkes Bay

Vintage: 2018

Season Rating: 8.5/10

Fermentation: Combination Stainless steel tanks/Wooden vats

Malolactic fermentation: Yes, 100%

Maturation: 21 months in 100% French oak barrels.

Alcohol: 13.5% vol

Ph: 3.59

Total Acidity: 5.8 grams/litre

Residual Sugar: <0.5 grams/litre

Cellaring Potential: 5 to 8 years