Chill Wine Co Merlot is a prime example of the style produced from the stony, gravel soils of Hawkes Bay. The vines are managed with an open canopy to provide good airflow and exposure to sunlight and are all single cordon spur pruned. All fruit is sorted with Paritua’s our state of the art optical sorting machine and destemmed to closed fermenters. Cold soaking takes place before ferment and fermentation is approximately 10 days with regular pump overs to optimize extraction of color, flavor and tannin.
Soft easy drinking wine, damsin plums exotic spice with a hint of cardamon and clove.