Grown organically on our estate vineyards in Brightwater, three noble red grape varieties were hand harvested separately at optimum maturity – Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah. At receival to the winery these parcels were destemmed and batch fermented. Hand plunging and extended skin contact allowed the gentle extraction of colour and supple tannins prior to pressing. Sixteen months in French oak allowed these wines to harmonize and a selective blend was created for bottling on 20 October 2015.
We chose the name “Hui” (gathering) “Whero” (red) for this special wine to reflect the judicious choosing and harmonious blend of its components.
Residual sugar less than 1 g/L Titratable acidity 6.3 g/L pH 3.4 Alcohol 13 %
Deeply coloured, this wine has a bright garnet hue and offers alluring aromas of ripe red fruits, culinary spice and savoury notes. The palate is rich and warm with black plum and cherry flavours filling the mouth. Quality oak and finely balanced acidity provide a juicy and lingering finish. Enjoy now or suitable for moderate cellaring.
Awards and Accolades
“A blend of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah which were harvested and fermented separately. “Hui” means “gathering” and “whero” is “red”. Smooth, supple red with cherry, raspberry and subtle fresh herb flavours. High energy wine with appealing acidity and soft tannins.”
89/100 Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, June 2016 www.bobcampbell.co.nz