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Providence Private Reserve Kuwata Vintage, 2010

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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

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THE KUWATA VINTAGE STORY Masumi Kuwata, Japanese baseball hero, first discovered Providence some years ago when it was introduced to him at a restaurant in Miyazaki, Japan. Providence quickly became his favourite New World wine. M. Kuwata mentioned he would love to make a vintage at Providence. This happened in 2010, which was a perfect year. As a result of M. Kuwata and Jim Vuletic’s co-operation, we have the best vintage of Providence produced to date, the 2010 Kuwata Vintage.

WEATHER AND HARVEST CONDITIONS The 2010 vintage began with usual rainfall during winter, preparing the vines for the growing season. The 2010 summer was the driest on record for the area. Temperatures reached 33degrees by day and lows of 8 by night, creating incredible concentration and complexity of flavours. It was the perfect vintage from start to finish. The quality of the grapes used in the 2010 vintage were among the best in our history.


TASTING NOTES PRIVATE RESERVE Cabernet Franc 46%, Merlot 38%, Malbec 16% (13.5%alc) Concentrated berry colour with a rich nose of currant and cherry. On the palate it shows tremendous depth and texture with purity of fruit. Chocolate, coffee and berry characteristics combine with elegant acidity and ripe tannins to produce a voluptuous texture and Grand Cru finesse. An extremely complex wine. Long, elegant finish. Age potential 15 - 25 years.
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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