Lake Chalice 'The Nest' Marlborough Merlot 2017

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Tasting Notes

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

Palate & Aroma: Ripe red plum with lifted spices and sweet red berries on the nose followed by a palate of sweet red fruits, mirroring aromatics, with a blackcurrent thread bordered by black pepper and a long savoury finish.



Harvested: Between 7th – 28th April 2017
Bottled: February, 2018
Winemaker: Chloe Gabrielsen
Brix at harvest: Average 20.5
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: 0.1g/L




  • Category: The Nest 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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