Cabernet Sauvignon brings strength and finesse to the tannins, Merlot sweetness, depth and roundness of texture. A touch of Malbec and Cabernet Franc add perfume and spice to create a supple wine with complexity and vibrancy.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot 41% Cabernet Franc 14% Malbec 2%
Colour, flavour and texture should be in harmony in all wines. We seldom see it due to a lack of sensitivity of the winemaker, viticulturist or the demands of the market. Sometimes all three conspire. Dark berry fruits, oyster shell and graphite. Silky smooth on the palate with supple tannins and a lengthy finish.
Following old world production techniques often leads New Zealand winemakers astray. Whilst we don’t have our own indigenous varieties, or barrels for that matter, we do have our own unique climate and soils, not forgetting our own micro-flora, in the vineyard and winery. Letting ‘our stuff’ lead the winemaking will ultimately take us to a more interesting place.