Rongopai Hawke’s Bay Merlot Cabernet 2008

Grapes: 
50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon , 5% Cabernet Franc

Region:
Hawke’s Bay - Gimblett Gravels

Winemaker: 
Adam Hazeldine

Recommended Food:
Enjoy it with a whole scotch fillet ideally cooked on the bbq. Also would make a good partner for ratatouille.

Recommended Cellaring:
2-4 years

Production Notes:
The grapes were harvested in late April and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The blend was assembled early in the new year after some time in oak.

Tasting Notes:
Brambly/ blackberry notes from the Cabernet mingle on the nose with the softer plum, boysenberry aromas of Merlot. The palate is of medium weight and round with upfront sweet fruit. The fruit lingers on the finish over a savoury background with light cedar oak notes.