This powerful red was estate-grown in Northland and matured for two years in French (mostly) and American oak casks. Deeply coloured, with a fragrant, spicy, slightly earthy bouquet, it is sturdy, rich and firm, with concentrated, youthful plum and spice flavours, a hint of liquorice, and obvious cellaring potential
VITICULTURE AND WINEMAKING
Karikari Estate Vineyard focuses on traditional methods of viticulture and uses sustainable wine-growing practices in order to minimize the effects on the local environment.
All blocks are hand harvested giving almost full control on what is picked. All aspects of canopy management are closely monitored to determine what has the greatest value and quality return. It is important to ensure all grapes arrive at the winery clean, ripe and packed full of flavor.
SUSTAINABLE WINE-GROWING PRACTICES
Karikari’s winery culture is a judicious blend of technology, practical science, ancient craft and nature. For the first time in 2008 indigenous yeasts were engaged in fermentation.
The aim is to produce the best wines possible without compromise, with the natural inclinations of the site and its vines making a principal contribution.