Makes an ideal partner to strongly flavoured foods such as balsamic marinated steak or an antipasto platter of salami, artichokes, olives and sun dried tomatoes.
The grapes were harvested from our Hawke’s Bay vineyards and gently crushed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Vigorous cap management during the height of ferment ensured good extraction of colour and tannin. After extended time on skins to promote tannin evolution, the wine was then run off to French oak. It matured for eleven months prior to blending.
TA: 6.2 g/l
White spice and mineral aromas, mixed with dried herbs, sweet dark plum and black pepper. Similar themes to the nose with vanilla notes, raspberry and earth are found on the palate. Fine tannins, smooth & pleasantly viscous. Complex and lingering.