2018 Merlot/Cabernet, Snapper Rock, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
This is beautifully fruited on the nose showing dark plum, cranberry, toasted hazelnut and game characters with a touch of dark cocoa. The palate is wonderfully weighted and fleshy, delivering excellent fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, finishing persistent and silky. The wine offers gorgeous fruit flavours with subtle spicy complexity.
The merlot was grown in the Bridge Pa region and was handpicked and fermented in small open-top fermenters. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels, the wine was then blended and bottled to achieve what we think is a stunning little wine.
About Snapper Rock
Over the long warm summer months, we spend endless days on the blue waters of New Zealand’s oceans at our favourite fishing spots or Snapper Rocks hoping to catch the elusive Snapper.
We have crafted a range of affordable New Zealand wines that truly express the unique terroir and marine climate of New Zealand’s two major wine producing regions Marlborough and Hawke’s Bay.
To make our wines we have leveraged off the local knowledge of two of New Zealand’s most talented young wine makers David Clouston from Marlborough and Hayden Penney form Hawke’s Bay. Using fresh fruit driven styles of wine making pioneered in New World to create wines that reflect the variety’s best suited to those regions of New Zealand.