Black Reef Blush meshes summer aromatics of bright red fruits with spicy elements of clove and anise lending itself to food matches no matter the season. A vibrant rosé with a spine of Chambourcin, a French hybrid rarely planted in NZ.
Best consumed while young and fruity.
A juicy and luscious black-fruited Syrah with floral, herb and peppery notes on a fresh, supple palate. Made with 100% Te Awanga grown fruit.
Desirable in its youth but with enough structure that cellaring will also be beneficial.
A blend of our best Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, solidly packed with rich and succulent dark plum and blackberry fruit with nuances of boysenberries and liquorice, interwoven with spices and cedary oak, supported by fine-grained tannins. A wonderful, enigmatic experience!
A dense and rich expression of the Merlot from our Te Awanga vineyards with 12% Malbec. Dark, rich aromas of plum & tar, a plush round palate with fine grained tannins.
Formerly called Cape Kidnappers Merlot Malbec.
Drink now for a fruitier style or cellar for more complex flavours.
Deep magenta, Estate Vineyards Cabernets/Merlot ’17 overflows with fresh red berries, dark cherries, blueberry and ripe Hawke’s Bay plums. Savoury bay leaf, and fine toast and spice notes from the oak, give our 2017 release great presence, varietal personality and complexity on the palate. Appealing, approachable – and just a touch aristocratic – Estate Vineyards Cabernets/Merlot ’17 continues to over-deliver in flavour, intricacy and finesse.
Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’17 will continue to evolve in bottle for three to six years from harvest.
Deep, brilliant crimson with a cherry-red edge, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 sparkles with lifted candy-apple, strawberry and star anise on the nose. Soft and luscious, the palate overflows with crushed red summer fruit, wild raspberry and cherry. Hints of rosewater and aniseed culminate in this wine’s sumptuous finish. Refreshing in its appeal, beguiling in its detail, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 is New Zealand Gamay Noir par excellence – the result of an incredible vintage, this is the best we have made.
Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can be served at room temperature or, during summer, lightly chilled. It will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.