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William Murdoch Wines

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Regular price $35.00 NZD
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An aged wine, this classic blend has sweet leather and dried herb characters with dark chocolate and sweet berries on the palette. This is a well balanced easy drinking wine. 


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Technical Details: The grapes were hand picked and destemmed. Fermentation was with wild yeast from the vineyard. The wine spent time macerating on its skins to achieve balance and then was pressed using a traditional basket press. During the winter and spring the wine developed in oak barrels before being blended and then returned to oak barrels to mature. The wine was lightly fined using egg whites prior to filtering and bottling.

Blend: 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol 12%

Fined with egg whites, contains sulphites.

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Founder, Brett Murdoch standing in the vineyard. Looking out over the vines.

Gimlet Gravels

William Murdoch Wines is located in the Gimblett Gravels wine-growing district of the Hawke's Bay region in New Zealand. The small, but prestigious area has made a significant impact on the country's wine market. The winery produces high-quality wines that have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The unique terroir of Gimblett Gravels produces complex, flavorful wines.

  • Gimblett Gravels

    The region is known for producing high-quality wines that are complex and flavorful, thanks to the unique terroir and warm climate of the area. New Zealand is home to a number of world-class wineries and is recognized for its diverse and unique wine regions, which produce a wide range of wine styles, including whites, reds, and sparkling wines.

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