Alluviale 2010 Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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Sep 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Video Wine Reviews

Alluviale 2010 Merlot, Cabernet Franc

In this episode I get to taste Allivale’s red wine from Hawke’s Bay. Allivale 2010 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from Gimblett Gravels and is made by up and coming winemaker David Ramonteu.

David’s father is responsible for raising the profile of the French wine region Jurancon. He’s from a long line of of winemakers and he makes Alluvial’s wines in a very traditional fashion. The wines often appear to be European in style, but the ripeness of the fruit hints that it’s a new world wine.

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Written by Jayson Bryant

Jayson’s roots in wine began when his father literally dragged him round France and injected his passion into him. From the age of 8 his family took month long holidays in France travelling through all regions and sampling their wine.
UnScrewed has reinvented the concept of wine tasting in New Zealand and along the way found a new and willing audience. In addition to encouraging straightforward wine tasting, Jayson educates viewers about the effects of regional factors (soil, sun, wind) on wine flavours, and how to buy wine.