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

2020 Lake Chalice Wines – The Falcon Merlot 2020

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.

Purchase

2020 Lake Chalice The Falcon Merlot – 6 Pack

$120.00

Region

Hawke's Bay.

Style

Dry.

Vineyard

Sourced exclusively from a select blend of vineyards in the Hawke’s Bay region

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 fermenting 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

An intense nose of blackcurrants, wild berry and ripe black Doris plums

Palate

The palate is full bodied with dark fruity elements and hints of savoury olives and warmed tar. You won’t want it to end.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or—if you’re a sadistic cellaring type—cellar up to 7 years.

Packaging

6 x 750ml bottles, screw cap closure.

Info

Serving Temp
14-18ºC
Alcohol
13%
Total Acidity
6.1g/L
Residual Sugar
0.2g/L
pH
3.60

Tasting Notes

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