SHIPPING DETAILS: $10 FLAT RATE PER CASE WITHIN NZ
ASSORTED CASE: NO
SAVING PER 6 BOTTLES: $30.00 SAVING PER 12 BOTTLES: $60.00
BOTTLE SAVING: $5.00
FOOD SUGGESTION: DUCK / WILD GAME / OILY FISH
WINE NOTES: Divine ruby red in colour with intense cherry and berry aromas. Rich on the palate with dark cherry, subtle floral and herbaceous notes. Excellent depth, fine tannins and a long vibrant finish.
VINIFICATION: Hand-picked on the 23rd March and 4th April. Each clone was small batch vinified with a small percentage of whole cluster per ferment. Cold Soaked for up to 7 days before indigenous yeast fermentation kicked in. Gentle plunging each day, followed by post maceration of up to 11 days to ensure optimum fruit and tannin balance. Total time on skin; 23 days. Drained directly into selected French oak barriques (28% new) where the wine aged for 12 months during which wild malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine-making was very much in keeping with the traditional practices of the Old World. The winemaker, Rudi Bauer, has combined these techniques, and his own personal understanding, to create this wine.