Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Holden Manz Merlot Reserve

2020 Gold Medal

Holden Manz

Holden Manz Holden Manz Merlot Reserve
Merlot (19) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older


WINEMAKER’S NOTES Harvested on 1st and 3rd March 2017 compared with 24th and 26th March for the 2016 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. Matured for 22 months in 70% new French oak barrels. Limited production of 163 x 1.5l magnum bottles and 1,714 750ml bottles. A classic merlot which will continue to develop for the next 7-10 years.

FOOD PAIRING Best end rack of new season lamb, baby new potatoes, fresh garden peas and a touch of mint.