All the grapes in this blend come from the beautiful Osawa vineyard, a BioGro certified organic site in Mangatahi, inland Hawke’s Bay.
Mangatahi is our interpretation of the land and the climate in the form of a beautiful red wine. The varietal makeup is not set in stone, rather the grapes guide us as they ferment and then come together in the winery.
For the 2022 vintage at the Osawa Vineyard it was the Sangiovese that really shone. From our early pick to our late pick batches, the sheer pleasure these wines gave us on tasting determined the direction we would take. And this is where we ended up: bright red both in fruit and colour – as if each berry had recorded every sunrise and sunset – with a lovely freshness typical of the variety. The wine also showcases the effect of the region’s cooler climate compared to vineyards further towards the ocean. Mangatahi is a truly unique place on the east coast of Aotearoa - perfect for growing grapes.
On the eye: bright vibrant electric red
On the nose: Pomegranate, crushed red cherry, rose petal, wild thyme
On the palate: Bright crisp acid, light chalky persistent tannins, cherry fruit, juicy crisp finish"