At present, we are only able to accept orders for shipping within New Zealand. For US orders please visit Cape Ardor for all other countries please visit NZ Wine Home.
2022 Carménère Syrah Malbec
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the lower terrace of the Askerne vineyard, across different soil profiles from sandy silt through to gravels, giving wonderful complexity to the individual parcels that make up the blend. Each batch was fermented as individual varieties followed by extended post maceration on skins to build richness. After pressing, the wines were settled and racked to oak barriques. Here they completed malolactic fermentation and were matured for 12 months before blending. The final blend was made up of 70% Carménère, 12% Syrah, 10% Malbec and 8% Mourvèdre with a 30% new oak component.
A captivating blend which offers alluring aromas of dark berry fruits, sweet vanillan spice, and subtle notes of tobacco, cardamom and black pepper. The palate is rich and flavoursome, featuring a seamless fusion of blackberries, plums, and velvety vanillan tones. Fine tannins provide elegant structure and its juicy concentration gives it a deliciously long finish.