Estate Island Blend
Waiheke Island

Estate Island Blend


Tasting Notes

The Island Blend 2019 is brooding on the nose with blackberry, bramble, black tea and a touch of Provence herbs. The palate is medium bodied with red berry fruits, a touch of black olive and graphite on the finish with a light hint of oak and pepper spice on the finish. The 2019 Island Blend is a well structured wine and a wine to enjoy fresh in its youth as well as a wine worth ageing.

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Vineyard & Winemaking

Our Island Blend is a Bordeaux style wine based on Cabernet Franc and Merlot with a small amount of Petit Verdot. As the name suggests the wine is a blend of fruit from both Waiheke Island and its neighbouring Ponui Island. The Ponui Island Cabernet franc was sourced from the Paradise vineyard, a beautiful yet forbiddingly steep vineyard that requires a picking schedule based around the tide!

The remaining fruit is sourced from vineyards on Waiheke; Spot X and the Arlo vineyard for Cabernet Franc and Sharpies Merlot and Machells Petit Verdot complete the blend. After careful hand harvesting the fruit is delivered to the winery and then put across a sorting table before being 100% de-stemmed and delivered to open vats for fermentation.