Woop woop, what’s that sound? It’s the Sub-$10-Wine-Bargain alarm going nuts right now. Throw your hands in the air and go shopping like you just don’t care – this is an absolute bargain buy New Zealand Merlot made by the guys and girls at Giesen using fruit from Hawke’s Bay vineyards.
We could waffle on to you about how this was a label formerly made by the Ara wine group (Te Ara means Pathway in Maori, thus the name!) but do you really need to know the history? It’s a ten dollar, Hawke’s Bay Merlot quaffer at an insane price. To be honest we’d be surprised if you’re still reading this and not heading to the checkout with a box in the cart!
With some domestic markets tightening up Giesen had a bit of excess stock on their hand and offered a one-off, (probably) not to be repeated deal that allowed us to squeeze it under the $10 radar.
A classic Hawke’s Bay Merlot with everything but the usual price tag of a Hawke’s Bay Merlot. Aged in oak for 6 months this is all soft and juicy dark plum and spice flavours. An obvious school night quaffer that’ll pair just nicely with some good old Kiwi lamb, roast spuds and veggies.