As was the case across much of New Zealand 2017 was a challenging vintage but these grapes remained faithful to the cause in the face of a dry vintage followed by relentless rains falling right at harvest time.
This field blend of West Auckland Syrah and Merlot, was harvested and crushed together in to one tiny little fermenter. A soupçon of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec provides some tannin structure to this aromatic red wine. Hand picked, hand plunged, hand labelled - this wine is woven together with boysenberries, cherry and black doris plums.
This wine's gentle exposure to oak and fine latticed tannins emphasises the fruit and clay soil it hails from.
The ornate texture shows this wine was lovingly made with a feminine touch and duly named "Filigree".