Main Divide Merlot Cabernet


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Main Divide is the local name for the mighty range of Southern Alps which form the backbone of Te Wai Pounamu, the South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand. All the harvested grapes are meticulously crafted into wine by the Donaldson Family at the legendary Pegasus Bay.

The grapes for these wines are sourced from our Main Divide Te Hau vineyard, located on the Glasnevin Gravels in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. Additionally, the winery collaborates with a few carefully chosen vineyards in North Canterbury, selected for their distinctive locations, terroir, and grape quality. The aim is to maintain close partnerships with the growers of these vineyards, ensuring the cultivation of high-quality fruit throughout the season.

Crafted using the traditional techniques employed for Bordeaux Claret, this wine undergoes pumping over on the skins during fermentation, ensuring ample aeration and yielding mature, soft, yet substantial tannins. Following the pressing process, the wine matures for 12-18 months in oak barriques. While consistently Merlot-driven, it includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and a small amount of Cabernet Franc.

This red entices with aromas of ripe berries, plums, and subtle herbal notes. On the palate, is it smooth with supple mouthfeel, featuring flavorus of black cherry, plum, and a touch of spice. The tannins are well-integrated, providing structure without overpowering the fruit. This is a ripe and full- bodied red, characterised by abundant complexity, well-defined structure, and a lingering finish.

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Black cherry, Hint of spice, Subtle herbal notes, Plum

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