This Cabernet Sauvignon was picked from our home vineyard at Kumeu, crushed into open top fermenters, hand plunged every 4-6 hours during fermentation, and then macerated for 10 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 11 months in new and 2 year old French and American oak barriques. Rich red in colour. Wild cherry, berry, peppery characters dominate the nose, and an under-layer of earthiness follows smoothly through creating the warm, rich mid palate and a long savoury finish. As this wine has aged it has developed the classic Cabernet Sauvignon characters of leather, cedar and Tabaco. Have you every smelt a cedar cigar box, well that is it. Perfect Cabernet Sauvignon.