Description/ Tasting NotesThis is the unique environment in which Merlot produces its vibrant, fully-ripened varietal flavours. Essentially, Oyster Bay Merlot is about elegance and intensity of fruit. The hero is always freshness of ripe fruit, spice and soft tannins on the palate.
Winery Info/ Brand
Fittingly set in the heart of Marlborough, one of the world's most acclaimed winegrowing regions, our Oyster Bay Winery reflects not only the pride, positioning and unparalleled potential of New Zealand's flagship wine brand but our passionate winemaking spirit. This is no conventional winery but is an architectural tribute to the region and the spirit of the makers of New Zealand's most sought-after wine to capture the unique taste – the very soul and seasons – of that region.
Region Info/ Origin
The Hawke’s Bay wine region is arguably the most exciting find in recent times for the cultivation of Merlot in New Zealand. Ancient alluvial river terraces provide for a superb mix of soils over gravelly, free-draining subsoils, with an abundance of pure river water or irrigation. With a temperate maritime climate, the vines are warmed by strong clear sunlight during the day and cooled at night by the sea breezes of the Pacific Ocean.