Destiny Bay Destinae 2016 Estate Bottled Wine of New Zealand 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 21% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot
Grown, Produced and Bottled By Destiny Bay Wines 379 Gordons Road, Waiheke Island
- Vintage Detail: Hot & dry spring through to veraison, above average temperatures & rainfall post-veraison followed by dry conditions at harvest.
- Vinified Tonnage/Acre: 1.1 - 1.6 tonnes
- Avg. Brix: 23.7
- Maturation: ~12 months in 55% French Oak & 45% American Oak
- Cooperage: 35% new barrels, 65% 1-2 year barrels
- Cases Produced: 279
- Alcohol: 13.0%
WINEMAKER’S TASTING NOTES:
Brilliant ruby red colours put the elegance of this wine on display before the first sip. Aromatically, the wine shows black and white pepper, musk notes from the Cabernet Franc and red berry notes. In choosing near equal portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this vintage’s Destinae shows depth on the mid-palate with cherry spectrum flavours, pepper and blue fruit notes on the finish. The palate is warm and generous with good acidity indicating that it may take just a little more time to develop tertiary complexity than other vintages. After tasting across several days the wine shows great promise to evolve like a graceful dancer.
ENJOY FROM: 4-10+ years from vintage
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