2018 Argent

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Dark black fruits with hints of chocolate and cedar, supported by fine French oak. Layers of richness, depth and complexity, finishing long and generous.

Vintage
2018 growing season started very warm and dry ending in a very hot summer producing aromatic, concentrated and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards
80% Apex Vineyard, Bridge Pa & 20% Gravels Fernhill Vineyard

Winemaking
Hand picked and destemmed with 100% whole berries in individual batches.
Cold soaked for 4-5 days and fermented in small open top fermenters.
24 months in new (30%) and old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered.

Reviews
4.5 STARS Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines – Michael Cooper- Wine Writer
94/100 The Real Review – Bob Campbell- Master of Wine

 

$45.00

PAST VINTAGES – ARGENT Cabernet Sauvignon
Recommended Cellaring, drink on release or be rewarded with further cellaring 8-10+ years from date of vintage.

2013 Argent

Vintage
The stunning 2013 summer was long, dry and hot providing the perfect growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vineyards
Gimblett Road Vineyard, Fernhill

pH 3.63 TA 6.5g/l Alc 13.5%v/v

Reviews
5 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Michael Cooper – Wine Writer
91+ Robert Parker
2011 Argent

Vintage
A warm spring gave rise to timely bud burst. Cabernet Sauvignon being thick skinned outlasted the unusual rain earlier in the season with a warm April bringing the grapes to optimum ripeness resulting in a rich, intense wine with pure Cabernet characters.

Vineyards
100% Gimblett Road Vineyard, Fernhill

pH 3.63 TA 6.5g/l Alc 13.5%v/v

Reviews
4 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Michael Cooper- Wine Writer
92+ Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
2010 Argent

Vintage
A cooler growing season for Cabernet Sauvignon resulted in longer hang time on the vines. Naturally low yields and meticulous canopy management produced an elegant, beautifully structured wine with layers of complexity.

Vineyards
Gimblett Road Vineyard, Fernhill

pH 3.68 TA 6.3g/l Alc 13.5%v/v

Reviews
4 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Michael Cooper – Wine writer
91+ Robert Parker The Wine Advocate '
95/100 – 2014 Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine – Bob Campbell