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Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater & Edens Road Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 23.3°Brix (average)
Date of Harvest: Late April 2014
pH of Wine: 3.64
T.A of Wine: 5.8g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The Brightwater and Edens Road vineyards are both situated 15 km from the coast and are sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening the newly established vines.
This soft, easy drinking wine is a blend of two classic varieties. The grape varietal parcels were harvested as they ripened and fermented on their skins separately. Fermentation occurred over a three week period with punch downs occurring twice daily to help build up the core structure from which this wine would evolve. The wines were then aged separately in French oak barriques to impart spicy oak Flavours.
The 2014 Old Coach Road Merlot Cabernet Franc is warm and Flavoursome. The nose is fragrant showing mid weight berries and plum. The palate has juicy berry notes, smooth velvety tannins and warm spicy oak.