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William Murdoch Wines

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Regular price $35.00 NZD
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Aromas and flavours of sweet leather and dried herbs along with dark chocolate and Berry fruits. This wine is well balanced and easy drinking.



Growing Season: After a wet and cooler than usual early summer a dry warm April allowed us to harvest our organic Cabernet Sauvignon with good skin integrity, ripe flavours and fine tannins.

Tasting Notes

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

Blend: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec

Alcohol: 11.6%

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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.

  • Why Organic Wines?

    Organic wines are made from grapes that are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers, which can be harmful to the environment and to human health. In addition, organic wine production often involves fewer energy inputs and can have a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional wine production.