Tironui Hawke’s Bay 2017 Rosé and Merlot 2015

15-Sep-2017
Richard and Jennifer Brown operate ‘Tironui’ a 2.025 ha vineyard planted to Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon on a terraced hillside in 2002. The vineyard is situated just below ‘Sugarloaf’ with spectacular views over Mission Estate, across Napier and out to Cape Kidnappers. A high quality blended red representing the planted varieties is the focus of Tironui. Each vintage slightly varies due to the performance of each variety and what is selected for the blend by winemaker Chris Harrison. Here, I review two new wines for the Browns, which extend their portfolio, a rosé, resulting from the challenging vintage, and uniquely with the three varieties co-fermented, and a 2015 Merlot, made from fruit not utilised in the blended red. I review the wines here. www.tironuiestate.com

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Tironui Estate Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2017
  • Tironui Estate Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2015

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