Lake Chalice 'The Falcon' Hawke's Bay Merlot 2017

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Tasting Notes

Harvested exclusively from Hawke’s Bay vineyards, located in the iconic Gimblett Gravels wine growing district. Hand-plunged daily before a light maturation on French oak and undergoing a secondary malolactic conversion for a full mouth feel and silky palate.

Palate & Aroma: Black Doris plums with hints of orange blossom on teh nose followed by ripe, juicy forest berries with soft, warmed oak notes and subtle garden herbs on the finish.



Harvested: Late March, 2017
Bottled: July 2018
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Brix at harvest: Average 21.5
Alcohol: 13%
Residual sugar: 0.2g/L


  • Category: The Falcon Series

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Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.
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The Lake Chalice wine brand, including vineyards, has been purchased by family-owned Marlborough winery, Saint Clair Family Estate.

Lake Chalice was awarded the Reserve Wine of the Show at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015 for the Lake Chalice Raptor Chardonnay 2014.

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