Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec
Private Bin | Hawkes Bay
Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Malbec
Vintage 2020 
Description
Vineyards
A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec with fragrant aromas and flavours of cassis, red fruits and dried herbs. A rich mouthfeel balanced with supple tannins leads to a deliciously smooth finish.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards located across the Hawkes Bay region. An array of soil profiles including free draining alluvial gravels, combined with high sunshine hours make Hawkes Bay New Zealand’s ‘home’ to the French Bordeaux varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

Rich and fragrant

Tasting notes

  • Cassis
  • Red Fruit
  • Dried Herbs

This blend of predominantly Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon has fragrant aromas and flavours of cassis, red fruits and dried herbs. A rich mouthfeel is balanced with supple tannins leading to a deliciously smooth finish.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Merlot Cabernet

  • Red Meat
  • Hard Cheese
  • Mediterranean Cuisine

Our Private Bin Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec wine is rich and dark and a great pairing with all red meats, hard cheeses, and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

 

Best served at: 15 °C / 60 °F

Recipe pairing

Chimichurri served with grilled steak

Bursting with fresh flavours, this Chimichurri sauce will take your next steak dinner to the next level. And there’s nothing better to bring out the herbaceous and spicy characteristics of the sauce than our rich and balanced Private Bin Cabernet Merlot Malbec.

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Hawkes Bay

With long sunshine hours and fertile plains, Hawkes Bay is one of New Zealand’s most productive growing regions.

The region offers myriad soil types and a long, dry growing season ideal for ripening a wide range of grape varietals. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are the major grape varietals planted across the region.

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