Kely Estate Merlot
Kely Estate Merlot

Kely Estate Merlot

Karikari Estate is situated in Northland, one of NZ's smallest but ironically the oldest wine region in NZ. The first vines in NZ were established by Samuel Marsden in 1819, a good 30 years before missionaries introduced grapes to Hawkes Bay. 

Northland crushes about 130 tons of grapes compared to 250,000 tons in Marlborough. Wet mild winters and humid summers coupled with less than ideal soils make grape growing a challenge here - especially rot and mildew.

100% Merlot from Northland vineyards, hand picked, aged in oak puncheons.

Tasting Notes

Classical Merlot nose with brooding red and black plums on the nose, and a whiff of fresh leather. Medium bodied, with good length and structure through the mid palate and savoury but ripe dry tannins. Easily a doppelganger for a decent Hawkes Bay example.

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Other
  • Red Wine
  • Merlot & Cabernet

Shipping Options / Costs

Free shipping for orders over $150, otherwise

Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) All Free(**)
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 
(**) Normally $2.50 - free as we all are dealing with the COVID crisis

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