2009 gave us good growing conditions and produced a moderate crop. We handpicked parcels at the peak of ripeness from mid to late April.
All wine was barrel-aged in French oak, about 87% new, for circa 22 months before final blending.
Wine growing and winemaking team: Judy Fowler, Phil Nunweek, Evert Nijzink
2009 Puriri Hills Reserve
46% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 20% Carmenère, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Less than 4500 bottles produced