Holden Manz Wines
Holden Manz Merlot Reserve 2019
Full-bodied. Black cherries and plum on entry with a complex mid-palate and a mocha finish – very moreish! Soft round tannins with long velvety fruity finish.
Harvested on 29th March 2019 compared with the beginning of 23rd March for the 2018 vintage. Hand-selected bunches underwent individual berry selection to ensure only the best fruit was fermented. 100% of the fruit was fermented as berries in barrel. All fermentation was spontaneous (wild) with no commercial yeast added. 60 days post fermentation maceration. Matured for 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels. Bottled 12 August 2021. Limited production of 150 x 1.5l magnum bottles and 2,098 750ml bottles. A classic merlot which will continue to develop for the next 7-10 years.