Lake Chalice 'The Falcon' Marlborough Merlot 2016

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Tasting Notes

The fruit for this wine was harvested almost exclusively from mature vines in our founding Falcon vineyard. Cold soaked for five days prior to innoculating for fermentation. Regular hand plunging and pumping-over for a high flavour extraction before maturation in French oak barriques.

Palate & Aroma: Ripe red plums and muscovado cherries with toasted oak. Dry soft acids with mulled spice, red berries and tart morello cherries finishing with ripe plum and a balance tannin



Harvested: Between 7th – 28th April 2017
Bottled: December 2016
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Brix at harvest: Average 23.5
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 0.2g/L

  • Category: The Falcon Series

Tasting Notes

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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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