Products - Passport - Merlot - PASS Merlot- NEW ZEALAND


RELEASE DATE: February 2021

The Wine
This Merlot is sourced from the renowned Hawkes Bay wine growing region of New Zealand. Bright aromas of blueberry and baking spice are followed by notes of plum, fig and tobacco. A soft mouthfeel leads to well textured tannins. This wine combines the elements of aroma, flavour and balance that Merlot is known for.

The Region
The oldest and second largest wine region in New Zealand is Hawkes Bay which is located on the east coast of the North Island. The region is blessed with a kaleidoscope of fertile soils ranging from gravel to sandy loam. The region is sunny with a warm temperate climate that offers a long growing season which promotes matures tannins and ripe fruit flavours.

The Food
• Pork tenderloin with a blueberry reduction over Moroccan couscous
• Roasted root vegetables & braised greens
• Goat brie