Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva 2014
- New Zealand, 750ml
Hugely concentrated on the nose, pure merlot fruit, rich plum, dark cherry and mulberry with an intriguingly light dry leaf and olive character, reminiscent of a good Pomeral vintage. A full, rich palate follows with dark plums and cherries. Very focused and beautifully structured, this wine will only grow and become quite velvety with a few years aging. Cedary tannins give a long finish.
- Winery: Poderi Crisci
- Varietal: Merlot
- Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2014
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses
Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva is produced using 100% Merlot fruit, grown in a very special parcel of the vineyard which is referred to as “The House Block”. The vines are very low vigour, producing only a small crop of intensely concentrated fruit.
Immersed in the art of food and wine for four generations, the Poderi Crisci winery is an invitation to appreciate the finer things in life, a destination with layers of experience. A family-owned vineyard with flair for all things Italian and a passion for traditional winemaking, this slice of Tuscany in the infamous Waiheke Island wine region will transport you to a simpler time just by tasting their wine!
Napoli-raised Antonio Crisci arrived in New Zealand in the early 90’s, quickly making a name for himself in the Auckland hospitality scene while setting his sights on a winery where tradition would meet innovation and give people a taste for distinctly Italian wine blends. Planting the very first merlot vines in early 2000, the family have stayed true to old world styled wine and grape varieties, while providing the ultimate winery experience for locals and tourists alike.
Time-honoured traditions and commitment to flavour are just a few reasons why “things just taste better at Poderi Crisci”.
Poderi Crisci's restaurant has received the recognition of being a Metro Top 50 restaurant as well as being listed in the Cuisine Good Food Guide containing the best 70 restaurants in New Zealand. It is also a stunning venue for weddings, private events for up to 100 guests. Just arriving at Poderi Crisci you may well think that you have been transported to Tuscany.
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