Now Available: LE17 New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Merlot

February is here and with it comes the release of LE17 New Zealand Hawke’s Bay Merlot. These wine kits are in-stock at Just Fine Wine, ready to start on-premise or to pick up and take away for home vintners. If you pre-ordered this wine, please drop into the shop in order to get yours under way. Once started, it’s only a quick 6 to 8 week wait until this splendid Merlot is ready to bottle.

For anyone who missed the pre-order deadline or for those who are interested in topping up their orders, we have an extremely limited number of “overstock” kits available for purchase. Act fast, these extras are available on a first come, first served basis and are only available while quantities last.

Now Available: LE17 Merlot – Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

– Hawke’s Bay is the oldest wine producing region in New Zealand. The diverse volcanic earth varies between gravel, sand and clay offering an ideal environment for the vineyards flooding the hillsides and banks along the five rivers winding through the landscape. Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful climate presents a lot of sunshine and pleasant conditions year-round. The result is a region that produces some of the finest wines in the country and MERLOT contributes to this well-earned reputation.

WINE: This popular and enduring varietal produces a soft yet rich and fruity juice that is pleasing to the palate. The MERLOT grapes thrive in a long growing season, with flavours concentrating as the fruit develops. Ripe fruit with spice and soft tannins take precedence in this MERLOT. The lingering finish brings dark oaky spice, as well as hints of mocha and licorice. Treat yourself and enjoy with slow-cooked beef and lamb dishes or a gorgeous Ossobuco. Roasted, slightly caramelized tomatoes on crostini drizzled with balsamic reduction is a simple starter that is impeccable with this wine. Looking for a cheese to
pair? Try Gouda or smoked cheddar.

LE17 PAIRING: Balsamic Lamb with Burst Tomatoes. CLICK HERE for Recipe.

SWEETNESS: Dry   BODY: Medium   OAK: Medium   ALCOHOL: 13%*

PRICE: $189.00 On-Premise | $134.00 Kit-Only

*Alcohol level based on following Winexpert winemaking instructions.