We think this may be Hawkes Bay's finest 100% Merlot wine which is made with Rod Easthope's deft hand. 40% whole bunch this wine comes from an older vineyard on the upper Moteo Terrace.
"Aromas of plum, star anise and violets come to mind, but also a hint of soy, charcoal and trace vanilla. The palate is where this wines more individual traits show; the uncommon inclusion of whole bunches in the fermentation lend this wine another dimension of textural interest, which tames the abundant fruit flesh. You really need a large glass and some time to get to know this wine…" - Easthope Winegrowers
900 Bottles Made Lo-Fi