2006 gave us very good growing conditions and produced an abundant crop with larger than usual berries. In the vineyard we handpicked parcels at the peak of ripeness between 15 and 22 April. The late season was rainy, so selective picking insured that the fruit that came into the winery was in top condition. Total production for the vintage was 19 tonnes from 5.5 acres of vines. Vine age was 5 to 9 years. Just under 12,900 bottles produced on the estate.
Winemaker: Judy Fowler
Vineyard and Winery Manager: Phil Nunweek
Consulting Winemaker: Evert Nijzink
2006 Puriri Hills Reserve
53% Merlot, 33% Camenere, 14% Cabernet Franc.
2006 Puriri Hills Estate
49% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec.
2006 Puriri Hills Estate Rosé (Sold Out)