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Private Reserve, 2013

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New Zealand
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
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vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Soil type: Clay
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: No added sulphites: <10 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Fined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Alcohol: tbc
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - New oak

Additional Information

The 2013 summer months were the driest in the Matakana area 47 years, with abundant sunshine resulting in harvest temperature 2-3degrees higher than normal. The resulting wine has intense body and depth of fruit, with complex minerality and length on the palate. The 2013 is considered an excellent vintage for Providence.

Private Reserve 2013 Cabernet Franc 56%, Merlot 25%, Malbec 19% Alc 13.5% The Private Reserve presents with a fresh red berry nose and chocolate notes underscoring the tannins. The wine is a bright cherry color with intense clarity and brightness. On the palate, the wine shows with deep blackberry fruit and dusty tannins, coupled with vanilla undertones. Focused young tannins lengthen the wine and finishes with immense precision.
Maritime climate influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Clay soils of volcanic origin, high in mineral content. Vineyard planted in 1990 comprised of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Syrah. Close planted and run on organic principles using only natural products. Hand harvested. Fermentation in wooden open top fermenters using the Vineyard's indigenous yeasts, with no additions or subtractions to or from the must. Maturation in 100% new French Oak for approximately 24 months. If necessary fining with egg whites. Wines of elegance, balance, finesse and longevity.
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