Clearview Old Olive Block Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec 2014
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec this is a Clearview classic! A wonderful nose with a generous palate, warm and spicy with complex flavors of cassis and plum. Savory oak and long soft tannins finish this wine beautifully.
A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 6% Malbec. Harvested from our Te Awanga vineyards, along with fruit from Gimblett Road. Crushed and de-stemmed in 2000 litre tanks, the fruit was cold macerated for 3 days and fermented with a mixture of wild and inoculated yeasts. Temperatures reached 89.6°F with a 4 hourly hand plunging and daily rack and returns. The wine spent 28 days undergoing extended maceration, before pressing to a mix of seasoned and new oak barriques for maturation.
- Cabernet Merlot Blend
- Hawke's Bay