In 2013 we purchased a vineyard at the end of Mere Road, our Corner Vineyard (previously known as our Fernhill Vineyard). This vineyard is made up of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and is now certified organic. It was previously owned by Mills Reef and was known as their Trust Vineyard. The vines were planted in 2000 and 2001.
Colour: A deep ruby red colour.
Aromatics: A varietal bouquet with dense black fruit and cigar box notes.
Palate: Blackcurrant and blackberry flavours carry through to the palate, together with spicy notes and plenty of tannin.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Corner Vineyard.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 22nd March 2018.
Vinification: Fermented in open-top stainless steel fermenters. Hand plunged two times daily. Post fermentation soak for two to three weeks followed by maturation in barrel.
Maturation: Matured in seasoned French barrles for 20 months.
Bottled: 16th January 2020.
Analysis: Alc 12% vol.
Cellaring Potential: 7-10 years.
94 points. Strongly varietal cabernet sauvignon with cedar, cassis, black berry, black olive and spicy oak flavours. A firmly-structured wine with obvious cellaring potential. Taut and elegant with a lengthy finish. 24/2/2020