Soljans Estate Tribute Merlot Malbec 2016

  • Merlot, Malbec
  • New Zealand, 750ml

Tribute is a gorgeously succulent and rich red. Aromas of blackberry, red cherry and a savoury spice. When sipped you get deep plum, cocoa and a hint of liquorice. A luxurious finish with firm tannin structure that makes you fall in love with red wine, all over again. This wine is truly a ‘tribute’ to the Soljan family’s winemaking heritage.

  • Winery: Soljans Estate
  • Varietal: 70% Merlot, 30% Malbec
  • Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Contains sulphites, enjoy through to 2028
  • Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses

"Premium parcels of Merlot and Malbec were picked in Hawke’s Bay, ripening up nicely we were happy with the brix level we achieved. These wines were individually fermented over a several days, with a further week on skins to bring out tannin and colour from the grapes. We then picked out selected French Oak Barriques (new and seasoned) to age the wine in. After 18 months of this we blended only the top barrels together to create this stunning wine. The final blend ended up being 70% Merlot and 30% Malbec, reflecting the quality of the grapes and style of wine we were hoping to achieve." Soljans Estate

Soljans Estate Winery has been Family Owned for three generations, since 1937, making them the third oldest family run winery that is still family run. Their winery sits at the gateway to Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s heritage wine region. Soljans grow Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinotage, all varieties which excel in the Kumeu region. They endeavour to make the best possible wines for you to enjoy so they get their grapes from where they grow best. Soljans employ modern wine making technology but will never compromise on quality, so they do still retain some traditional methods. In addition to the French Oak Barrique Barrels they have for ageing wine, Soljans still have and use hand-made, 65 year old, 2,250 litre, magnificent totara barrels for aging their exquisite Founders Tawny Port. Soljans invite you to come in and sample their award-winning wines in the Cellar Door then relax and enjoy our exceptional New Zealand cuisine on offer in their highly acclaimed Café.

  • Bronze - 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards
  • 4 Stars - 2018 Raymond Chan (2016 vintage)
  • Bronze - 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition (2016 vintage)
  • Bronze - 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards (2016 vintage)
  • Commendation - 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards (2016 vintage)
  • Bronze - 2016 Royal Easter Show


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