Corbans

Corbans 1902

Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet2012 Corbans 1902 Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 750mL

Sourced from selected blocks in the sunny Hawke's Bay. After a particularly dry winter, Hawke's Bay experienced fine, warm and dry weather, ideal for balanced vine growth and fruit development. February was exceptional, warm and fine weather persisted well into early Autumn allowing the luxury of picking at optimal maturity. Each parcel was fermented using traditional Bordeaux methods. The wine was matured in a blend of French oak barrels, from new to 3 years old. This wine can be enjoyed now but will develop more complexity with careful cellaring.

This Merlot Cabernet offers dark bright berry fruit, and soft tannins, with a complexity from partial barrel fermentation and savoury from high toast barrels.

Jane De Witt

Goes great with:

  • Lamb

  • Poultry

$4600 RRP 750mL bottle

A rich and complex bouquet of dark berry fruit and plums with savoury toasty, chocolate nuances. Lovely dark rich berry fruit, soft yet intense. This wine shows exceptional length of flavour, complexity and finesse.

Description:

Color:
Deep Ruby
Aromas:
Dark berry red fruit with savoury toasty and chocolate nuances
Palate:
Dark red berries, soft yet intense.

Food and Wine Match:

Lamb

Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed now but will develop more complexity with careful cellaring

Harvest Notes:

Sourced from selected blocks in the sunny Hawke's Bay. After a particularly dry winter, Hawke's Bay experienced fine, warm and dry weather, ideal for balanced vine growth and fruit development. February was exceptional, warm and fine weather persisted well into early Autumn allowing the luxury of picking at optimal maturity.

Fermentation Notes:

Each parcel was fermented using traditional bordeaux methods.

Maturation Notes:

The wine was matured in a blend of French oak barrels, from new to 3 years old.

Vintages

Technical Information

Vintage:
2012
Winemaker:
Jane De Witt
Variety:
Merlot Cabernet
Region:
Hawkes Bay
Alcohol:
13.5
pH:
3.64
Residual Sugar:
2.9