2011 Sandpiper Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2011 Sandpiper Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of green bean, dried herbs, and dusty cedar like oak. The palate has a lively blackcurrant character on the front palate. This fruity character is balanced by spicy, chocolatey oak. The wine has varietal grainy tannins which are persistent well after the wine has left the mouth.
The fruit was harvested at night when the fruit was deemed to be ripe by our winemakers. Warm fermentation was carried out in a mix of patter and open fermenters. Extended time on skins adds to the texture of the wine. The wine was matured in Frech oak for ten months prior to blending and bottling.
Matured in French oak for ten months.
This vintage had a cool, slow ripening period which has in turn produced elegant red wines.
February to April 2011
Bronze at 2012 New Zealand International Wine Show
Bronze at 2012 Perth Wine Show
Bronze at 2012 Speigelau International Wine Competition (NZ)
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