Villa Maria Hawkers Bay Merlot ABV 13.5% 750ml
Deep crimson red hues lead to bright aromatics of black plums and berry fruits with subtle vanilla and cedar oak undertones. A sweet fruited and textured palate possessing supple tannins makes this a versatile food wine and suitable for any occasion.
Enjoy with red meats, cheese and Mediterranean style foods.
Vineyard & Winemaking
High sunshine hours and low rainfall make Hawkes Bay New Zealand’s ‘home’ to the French Bordeaux variety Merlot. Sourced from vineyards across the region predominantly those in close proximity to Gimblett Road, the fruit is destemmed & crushed to fermentation vessels, then plunged or pulsed with oxygen to extract colour and flavour prior to maturation.