Since 2014 we have been making a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Sauvignon 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: The wine has vibrant blackcurrant and blackberry flavours, together with spicey notes, a hint of leather and plenty of tannin. It is a great wine to cellar.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Corner Vineyard.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 12th April 2019.
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: 22nd January 2021.
Analysis: Alc 12% vol.
Cellaring Potential: 7-10 years.
96 points. Intense and ripe from a vintage that really favours cabernet sauvignon. The wine shows strong varietal definition with cassis, blackberry, cedar, mint and oak-derived chocolate-mocha characters. An elegant wine with great cellaring potential