Pask Declaration Merlot 2007
Wine Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
In the glass you are greeted by a deep garnet colour. On the nose ripe plums and brambles, a touch of mocha coffee and subtle fruitcake notes. Soft tannins and integrated oak combine with a soft earthiness. The palate is inviting and ripe, with blackberry fruits, savoury notes and a hint of spicy characters. With bottle age - the velvet tannins are supported by honest fruit and fine oak resulting in a smooth finish. Decant for 20 minutes and serve at 16-18°C.
About The Winery
Our vision began in the air. That’s where founder Chris Pask – flying in the cockpit of his topdressing plane – first saw the potential for growing exceptional grapes in the light, stony soils of the ancient Ngaruroro riverbed.
Sheltered from Pacific breezes and several degrees warmer than any other New Zealand wine-growing area, it was in this sun-drenched valley that Chris planted Pask’s first vines thirty years ago. A prized 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon marked our first vintage and from this modest beginning, the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels wine-growing district was established.
More than three decades later, we’re as passionate as ever about making authentic wines to be shared and enjoyed. Our award-winning winemaking team use sustainable methods ensure the quality and consistency of our wines. From grape-picking in our 60 hectares of vineyards to bottling at our Hawke’s Bay winery, there is hands-on care throughout the entire winemaking process.