Crossroads Winery - Kereru Road Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2009



Crossroads Winery - Kereru Road Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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2009 was a superb season memorable for the duration and sunny warmth of its hazy Autumn. Early vine regulation limited crop to just one bunch per shoot which ensured the fruit's natural concentration.After a hands on, open top vinification including hand plunging and delestage, the components were allowed an extended post-ferment maceration. Once complete the batches were settled and run to French oak barriques, just over half of which were new. With 14 months in oak, malolactic fermentation slowly took place enhancing texture and stabilizing the wine's structure. From separate parcels the final blend was assembled, then bottled without fining and only a light filtration.

Deep red in colour and laced with dark aromas of black dorris plum and cigar box. The palate has good intensity, smooth in texture with elegant rounded tannins. Subtle notes of bramble and cranberry lead into an elegant, long finish.

Enjoy now with fillet steak and garlic butter or cellar dark and cool for a decade.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Crossroads Winery   -
ABV:   15%
Brand:   Crossroads Winery
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Food Match:   Red Meats
Food Match:   Roasted Dishes
Grape Type:   Merlot
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Parker Points :   90
Region:   Hawkes Bay
Vintage:   2009


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Producer Information

The story of Crossroads Winery began in 1990 with a dream to make a wine that whilst representing its Hawkes Bay origin, was completely different to any other wine in terms of complexity and texture.

A decade of tireless development and experiments under the winemaking leadership of Miles Dinneen has resulted in a complete range of delicious aromatic whites and pure varietal reds including the award winning Talisman: a mystery blend of red varietals crafted using specific parcels of land and only produced in the best vintages.

We are delighted to introduce a new range of four delicious wines this year from selected vineyard sites, which are made in tiny quantities and are due in stock ahead of the summer.

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