The grapes are from Waipara grown on the stony terrace sites of our McKenzies Rd vineyard. The actual blend of grapes is Cabernet Sauvignon predominant with Merlot and Cabernet Franc making up the balance. Traditional hand plunging for maximum colour and flavour extraction, extended skin contact prior to pressing, then maturation in barriques for 12 months ensure a quality wine each vintage.
The wine is showing the black current and mint of Cabernet, raspberry fruit from the Franc and ripe mulberry of the Merlot fruit on the bouquet. The palate is medium bodied with hints of spicy oak and cedar wood, blackcurrant fruit and mint. These flavours will change with bottle age to the classic cigar box bouquet combining to give a complete mouth feel.