The wines were judged using the same internationally recognised 100-point system used at other leading wine shows, which benchmarks entries against what a perfect wine should be like. A Gold medal wine in these awards is a superb example of its type and you can hold it to the same expectations as a Gold medal wine from other respected awards.
More than 1,100 wines were put to the test and our Merlot has been recognised for its outstanding quality.
Head on down to your local New World and taste it for yourself. We (along with an expert panel of wine judges) can guarantee it won’t disappoint!
Hawkes Bay’s temperate climate and plentiful sunshine make the region ideal for fruit-growing. Visit NZ Wine to learn more about the region and its wine.
2020 Merlot is a perfect accompaniment to good strong cheese or barbequed meats. Best served at room temperature and given a little time to breathe.
“It’s splendidly ripe and fragrant with Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, cedary oak, olive and subtle spice notes, leading to a beautifully weighted palate offering silken texture and finely polished tannins. Flavoursome and immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2028.” Sam Kim