Winemaker’s CommentsThe Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes were grown on the McKenzie’s Weka Terrace lower“hot block”. A small [1% ] amount of Petite Verdot is also in the blend. Grapes were hand harvestedin excellent condition at 22-23 brix. The Cabernet Sauvignon is 50% of the blend, Merlot is 49% and1% Petite Verdot to form a classic “Bordeaux style blend”.Fermentation involved hand plunging and cap temperatures of 30oC for maximum colour andflavour extraction. After extended skin contact and pressing, the wine was then matured in Frenchbarriques for 18 months The resultant wine is elegant, yet complex and full bodied, showing typicalblackcurrant fruit integrated with spicy oak that will develop into the more complex cigar boxcharacters with 3 - 5 years of bottle maturation. This wine has used the screw top closure topreserve fresh fruit flavours or allow the wine to age gracefully and reach its full potential with nobottle variation. Perfect with beef or lamb but also great with game such as venison, duck or pork.
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