Tantalus Estate Merlot Cab. Franc 2016
- Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- New Zealand, 750ml
This Tantalus Estate Merlot Franc boasts racy red berry and field grown rhubarb melding with lifted florals and aromas of salted caramel street fare. A full palate of toffee apple and American cherry are supported by cedar and black strap molasses. Soft, supple tannins join focussed acidity to balance the palate, providing nice length.
- Winery: Tantalus Estate
- Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
- Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Cellaring Potential: 2 - 9 years
Food pairing: Platter of cured meat, Brown sugar mustard glazed ham, Wild pheasant in mushroom and wine sauce, Crostini with Ricotta and dark berries jam, Bloomy rind cheeses
Tantalus Estate is a boutique brewery, winery, restaurant and 200-person venue in one, perfect for weddings, private events or simply to enjoy during a visit to beautiful Waiheke Island.
Nobody thought that the Tantalus Estate on Waiheke Island could be restored to its former glory, but when you’re the kind of people where determination replaces sleep like Campbell and Carrie Aitken, anything is possible! After tirelessly pruning, clipping, and ripping out the original vines, a bit of experience in tourism (and a lot of determined Kiwi ingenuity), Campbell and Carrie bought and transformed the old brewery into the estate that it is today: Proud, elegant and premium.
The Aitken’s love and understanding of people and cultures is the foundation of everything that they do at Tantalus Estate, and it shows in their winery as well as their hospitality. Their winemaking process is characterised by elegance and subtlety, constantly pursuing excellence and carefully choreographing every step of production so that each vintage is better than the last, every drop leaving an indelible impression.
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