Man O' War Warspite Waiheke Island Cabernet Franc Merlot Malbec - Wine Delivered In A Wine Gift Bag / Box
Same day or overnight delivery of Merlot Blend wine gifts and Merlot Blend wine gift baskets in Wellington or New Zealand wide. All our Merlot Blend wines are beautifully packaged and delivered in a natural wine gift bag included in the price or upgrade to a hand made wooden wine presentation box.
Wine tasting notes
Warspite is a supremely concentrated lush fruitful wine with an abundance of red berry fruit, floral lift and a note of wild herb on the nose. The palate is very supple and rich with a firm graphite like grip of tannins on the finish. Warspite will reward decanting in its youth and will also reward long patient cellaring with a wine of immense complexity, power and longevity.
The Man O' War's third release of this Bordeaux blend from Ponui Island (just off Waiheke Island)
he fruit for the Warspite blend is meticulously sorted in the vineyard by hand harvesting and double sorting in the winery by both bunch and berry.
The Warspite is a co fermentation of the three varieties of Cabernet franc, Merlot and Malbec and is gently cared for over 30 days in vat with twice daily plunging or pump overs throughout the fermentation before pressing to tank.
The Warspite is then settled in tank for 6 weeks before going to barrel with light lees. The wines go through natural malolactic fermentation in late spring remaining in barrel until blending in the following Autumn.
Warspite is then left in tank for 4 months before a light filtration to bottle.
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