Black Barn Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet Franc 2014
Garnet with fresh purple edge. Dark plum and cherry on the nose. A Cedar, vanillin oak lift with a hint of bramble. Elegant oak and fruit, grainy tannins on mid palate, soft acidity gives a long finish.Pair with Beef, game and ripe soft rind cheeses. Cellar for three to five years.
A boutique vineyard just five minutes from the Village of Havelock North in Hawke's Bay Wine Country. Black Barn focuses on premium Bordeaux styled red varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Their award winning whites include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All of Black Barn's wines are Estate Grown and the fruit is selectively picked. Selective picking ensures optimum quality and ripeness, and with the estate's artisan winemaking philosophy produce wines of depth, character and cellaring ability that have been rewarded with a string of accolades.