Structured, powerful, approachable. The structure and finesse of New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon meets the vibrant fruit expression of our Merlot.
New Zealand winemakers craft elegant, yet powerfully intense, red wine blends by augmenting the structure and finesse of Cabernet Sauvignon with the full, ripe fruit of Merlot.
Increasingly Merlot dominant and notable for their purity of fruit expression, these blends are exciting and approachable when enjoyed young, but are also worth holding onto, as they acquire complexity with age.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends have a long history in New Zealand, dating back to the mid-1800s.
Today almost 90% of plantings are found in Hawke’s Bay and Auckland.
“The best of these wines offer the complexity developed over life-spans of a decade or more and the plush tannins for near-immediate gratification.”Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, USA