The Terrace Edge team is very passionate about this variety which grows on their unique 45-degree sun roasted slope.
Very low cropping levels with the warm days and cool nights characteristic of this region, producing a rich, full-bodied wine with velvety tannins, spice, and great finesse.
certified organic | drink now, still young, at its best 2022 to 2027 | alcohol 14.5%
Why we love this wine
WinemakingAfter gentle de-stemming, the grapes were transferred to open top fermenters, where they were cold soaked. Native fermentation generally started after 5 days. Post fermentation maceration 3 weeks to allow ripe fruit tannins to soften, flavours to deepen, with gains in complexity. The wine was then pressed into French oak barriques (25% new) and aged for 13 months.
TastingThe bouquet shows dark plum, cherry pie, cocoa, cedar and floral characters with nuances of black olive and spice. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and richness, supported by silky texture and polished tannins.
Makers MatchMatched with venison , olives and Camembert cheese.
AwardsWine OrbitWinestate2021 NZ Organic Wine Awards