2020 Ti Point Hawke's Bay Tess White Merlot
Displaying a light pink salmon colour in the glass, this wine offers aromas of peach, fresh cream, strawberry and crisp watermelon. The palate is succulent with lively acidity that helps give great persistence of flavour.
Gentle and quick handling is the key to making our Tess White Merlot. The grapes are picked early in the morning while still cold, and immediately pressed to limit colour uptake from the skins into the clear juice. Fermented at cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, we aim to capture the fresh berry notes of the Merlot.