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2019 Ceresia

Cabernet Franc

Elegant, layered and complex. Dark black fruits, floral, forest floor notes and a hint of tobacco leaf and liquorice. Smooth, plush and generous with fine grained tannins and a long savoury, moreish finish.

Vintage
2019 Spring started off wet with the following months finishing warm and dry with cool nights. End of March was very warm bringing the Cabernet Franc into optimum ripeness.

Winemaking
Hand picked and destemmed with 100% whole berries
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.

Vineyards
100% Cabernet Franc, Apex Vineyard, Bridge Pa

pH 3.70 TA 6.5g/L Alc 13.5%v/v

 

$45.00

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

2014 CERESIA Merlot/ Cabernet Franc

Vintage
2014 was a very warm growing season from budburst through to ripening. The wines show beautiful approachability, depth and richness.

Winemaking
Hand picked in individual batches per variety and destemmed with 100% whole berries 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.

Vineyards
80% Merlot/ Gimblett Road Vineyard & 20% Cabernet Franc Black Barn Vineyard, Havelock North

pH 3.6 TA 6.5 g/l Alc 13.5%v/v

Reviews
4.5 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines –– Michael Cooper – Wine Writer
95/100 Supremely Elegant Reds – The Real Review – Bob Campbell Master of Wine
2013 CERESIA Merlot/ Cabernet Franc

Vintage
A stunning growing season in Hawkes Bay. A long dry summer with optimal ripening conditions producing a wine with richness and density.

Vineyards
Havelock North and Gimblett Road Hawkes Bay

pH 3.54 TA 6.5g/l Alc 13.5%v/v

Reviews
5 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Michael Cooper - Wine Writer