Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in the Hawkes Bay region where typically warm and dry conditions dominate the growing season. These conditions combined with free draining soils and low yields allow us to harvest fruit exhibiting purity and ripeness, characters which are expressed in the wine.
In keeping with Vidal’s small batch winemaking philosophy, blocks were harvested, fermented and matured in individual batches to capture the uniqueness of each parcel. The grapes were fermented and macerated on skins before being pressed and matured in tank and barrel where the wines went through malolactic fermentation. Maturation over 16 months has evolved the wine’s character and flavour while softening the tannins.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
This classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc displays aromas of red fruits and spice.
With flavours of plum, blackcurrant and cedar, the smooth finish on the palate is supported by supple, approachable tannins.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but it has the ability to age gracefully for 2 – 3 years from vintage date.
This wine is an excellent match with grilled meats.