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Sir George Fistonich, Founder and President, standing holding a glass of red wine, in front of a Villa Maria winery sign outside the winery

Private Bin Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Hawkes Bay
  • 75cl bottle

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

Vineyards

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, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vintage

The Hawkes Bay 2019 vintage followed an incredible summer, reds in particular enjoyed superb conditions for ripening.

Winemaking

100% crushed and destemmed to fermentation vessels. Inoculated with several strains of yeast and aerated throughout fermentation, peaking in temperature at 28-30‰C. Pressed off skins and aged in tank and barrel for 12 months.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
A great pairing with all red meats, most cheeses, and Mediterranean inspired cuisine.