Salvare Merlot Rose SOLD OUT 2007
The winner of Bronze medals at the 2008 Royal Easter Show and the 2008 Hawkes Bay Wine Awards, this rose has an absolutely fantastic colour. The nose is one rich berries and confectionary. Its flavours are clean, soft with good berry freshness combined with a decent acidity
Made from Gimblett Road Merlot this Rose is made in a full bodied style. It has a fresh berryfruit aroma and palate with an off dry finish.
Winemaker: Elise Montgomery
Region: Hawkes Bay
Producer: Salvare Estate
Harvest Date: April 07
Bottling Date: September 07
Release Date: January 08
Winemaker Notes: 2007 was a classic Hawkes Bay vintage with a long dry, warm summer which allowed us to hang our fruit on the vines to obtain maximum ripeness. Made from Merlot grown on Gimblett Gravels. Harvested in early April 2007 at 23 Brix. Fruit was crushed and destemmed and left to soak for 2 days to extract flavour and colour from the skins
Alcohol: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 7 g/l
Cellaring: Ready to drink now
Food Match: We recommend matching this wine with French fries and aioli for lunch, spicy sausage nibbles as an aperitif or with sausage and spinach pasta for a main course (recipe available).