About the Wine
A flagship red wine from Hans Herzog in Marlborough, made from equal parts Merlot, Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon, and already approaching six years of maturation.
Spicy, herbal, chocolatey, and with age is coming a mellow softness. It's a wine in a lovely place, from a.... lovely place.
The grapes enjoyed a long maceration time and progressed into a natural wild fermentation. Matured in new and old French oak for 30 months.
About Hans Herzog
With over 500 years of winemaking history in his family, Swiss winemaker Hans Herzog picked up his life in Zurich wine country, and with his wife Therese, headed for New Zealand. In 1994, they established one of the most stunning vineyards in the heart of the Marlborough region, planting an astonishing 29 varieties on their small patch of land.
They tend the vineyard with immense love and care. Everything is grown organically. Hans crafts premium, idiosyncratic wines that show the beauty of his vineyard in every glass and shares these wines with every person who comes to dine at their fine estate.
As The Wine Front's Gary Walsh once noted, there's "Never a dull moment when you open a wine from Hans Herzog."