Origin: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Vidal Estate Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
Hot summer days, a long growing season and free-draining soils have helped Hawke’s Bay become one of the premier wine regions in New Zealand. Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 and his spirit of adventure coupled with a lifelong commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day. It was from there he became one of New Zealand’s early wine innovators and his success led to expansion with further vineyard plantings in Te Awanga and then Te Mata.
Fruit for this wine was grown predominantly in the Wairau (60%) and Awatere valleys where typical warm days and cool nights provide classic flavours, intensity and definition. Vineyard selection for this wine was based on the potential of each site to produce wines which show tropical fruit flavours and generosity.
Intense aromas of passionfruit and fresh herbs lead into a palate of vibrant, tropical fruit flavours.A distinctive and classical Marlborough style.