This is a silky, full-bodied, Hawke’s Bay Merlot that’s seductively deep plum red in colour.

2019 Lake Chalice Wines – The Falcon Merlot 2019

A select blend of vineyards sourced from the internationally recognised Hawke's Bay growing region. Once harvest we transported the grapes overnight to our Marlborough winery to carry out the fermentation process while at peak freshness.

Region

Hawke's Bay.

Style

Dry.

Vineyard

Sourced exclusively from a select blend of vineyards in the Hawke’s Bay region including the renowned Gimblett Gravels.

Winemaker

Chloe Gabrielsen

Vinification

The harvested fruit was transported overnight from Hawke’s Bay to our Marlborough winery. On arrival, the grapes were inoculated with yeast to begin the fermentation process. We regularly plunged and pumped-over for high flavour extraction during fermentation. The wine was carefully pressed, and matured in a combination of stainless tank and French oak up until time of bottling.

Appearance

Deep plum red.

Bouquet

Dark plum and black forest fruit aromas with hints of spicy black peppercorns.

Palate

A full, round and silky structured wine loaded with dark fruits, damson plums and black cherries. The palate is complex with structured tannin and a long toasty finish. You won’t want it to end.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or cellar up to 7 years.

Packaging

6 x 750ml bottles, screw cap closure.

Info

Serving Temp
14-18ºC
Alcohol
13.5%
Total Acidity
5.9g/L
Residual Sugar
0.2g/L
pH
3.61

Accolades

Cuisine Wine Tasting - Best Buy - 4 Stars

Tasting Notes

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