Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This wine takes the consumer right to the Loire Valley banks, where this single varietal wine style shines so well. It is a journey through the home veggie garden, from a bed of raspberries and strawberries down to rich earth, wild flowers, fragrant herbs and ripe tomatoes; it then brings you inside “La Maison” with flavours of dark chocolate, cinnamon and tea leaves. The wine is medium bodied with a great acidity that carries these complex flavours alongside a sharp yet subtle tannic structure and a graceful lengthy finish. Great with the finer cuts of meats – rack of lamb or duck dishes – or with seared Tuna in Teriyaki. Optimum drinking time is 2021 – 2025."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2019 Vintage)
"The 2019 vintage is a hand-harvested, single-vineyard red, estate-grown at Waimarama. Ruby hued, it is a fragrant, medium to full-bodied wine with ripe, berryish, spicy, slightly nutty flavours, oak complexity and supple tannins. A very harmonious red, it's already very approachable."
Yvonne Lorkin, February 2021 (2019 Vintage)
"Sourced from their tiny vineyard located high up on the Waimarama Road, this is a local take on a French favourite grape from the Loire Valley. This is Cabernet Franc crafted in a softer, more restrained style than most with fine-grained astringency in the mid-palate. Super-savoury and stitched together with dried herbs, hints of iodine and spice, it’s an easy-breezy, smooth sip for those late afternoon slabs of blue cheese."