Maison Noire Cabernet Franc Merlot 2016
- Cabernet Merlot Blend
- New Zealand, 750ml
Aromas of ripe plum, black berry, blackcurrants and vanilla. Firm and integrated structure displaying notes of dried herbs, eucalyptus and great toasty characters of brioche. A complex wine with a generous and lingering finish.
- Winery: Maison Noire
- Varietal: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
- Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses
Optimum drinking time is 2018 to 2022.
French-born Guillaume Thomas never meant to stay in New Zealand, but after falling in love with his Kiwi wife Esther and everything that the New Zealand winemaking regions have to offer, there was no turning back! Inspired by nature, science, gastronomy, and family celebrations, Guillaume Thomas’ passion for all things winemaking was ignited in the small village where he grew up in the Loire Valley, and it is that same passion that continues to energize and innovate the way they make Maison Noire boutique vintages. What started as a few vines on a magical plot of land on the Waimarama Road has transformed into a fusion of French and Kiwi traditions, using the past to influence their modern winemaking process, crafting wines where New World meets Old World: “A French taste of New Zealand”. Named after the “Black House” where they live in the vineyard, Maison Noire is an irresistible combination of long-held traditions, a fusion of two celebrated winemaking cultures, and an expression of wine at it’s finest.
- 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
- 4 Stars - Michael Cooper
- 4 Stars - Raymond Chan
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