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.
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.
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.
100% Cabernet Franc, Apex Vineyard, Bridge Pa
pH 3.70 TA 6.5g/L Alc 13.5%v/v
5 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines – Michael Cooper
93/100 – The Real Review – Bob Campbell Master of Wine
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