Dark black fruits with hints of chocolate and cedar, supported by fine French oak. Layers of richness, depth and complexity, finishing long and generous.
2019 Spring started off wet with the following months finishing warm and dry with cool nights. End of March heading into April was very warm and dry bringing the Cabernet Sauvignon into optimum ripeness.
80% Apex Vineyard, Bridge Pa & 20% Gravels Fernhill Vineyard
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.
5 STARS Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines – Michael Cooper- Wine Writer
95/100 The Real Review – Bob Campbell- Master of Wine
Wine of the Week – The Real Review – Bob Campbell – Master of Wine