The grapes were handpicked according to flavour and skin ripeness. Each clone was fermented separately in a mixture of traditional oak cuves and stainless steel vats after undergoing a period of cold soak to enhance colour extraction. Our winemaking style encourages texture, complexity and balance. Once these elements are in unison the wine is pressed off and matured in 20% new French oak barriques. The wine is gently fined but not filtered.



The classic 2014 vintage delivers an elegant wine of dark red berry fruits, dried herbs, lifted red florals and subtle savoury notes. The fruit is complexed by layers of whole bunch nuances, undergrowth, spices and earthy cedar. Elegantly concentrated with fine tannins and a silky texture. Beautifully suited to a rack of lamb or gamey dishes such as venison or duck.

The recommended retail price is $38.00 per bottle.

You can buy from retailers throughout New Zealand (see Where to Buy) or enjoy at a number of premium restaurants. Or, you may buy directly from us. Note we sell wine in cases of 12.

Harvest Date: April 2014
Ripeness at harvest: 23.5 brix
Alcohol: 14.5% by vol
ph: 3.68
Total acidity: 5.2g/l
Residual sugar: nilg/l

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