It goes well with a stir-fry of cubed lamb and eggplant, also makes a good partner for a steak and mushroom pie.
This wine is a blend of various parcels of fruit from the extensive Babich vineyards in Marlborough. Fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness and fermented in open vats. After an extended period of maceration the various batches were drained off skins and put into new and old oak barriques. After several months the wines were assessed and blended.
Lifted spice and dark fruits with cedar notes. Upfront the palate is all dark plum, before opening into a spicy array of cherry, strawberry, a touch of vanilla and earth. Good body and lingering finish.
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2016