Brookfields Ohiti Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Hawkes Bay is situated on the east coast of New Zealand`s North Island, right on the 40 degree South parallel. It is a temperate, maritime climate distinctly influenced by the Pacific Ocean to the east and protected from the west by a mountain range, giving low rainfall with the redominantly westerly weather pattern. The coastal gravels and mile climate allow for great red Bordeaux style wines and increasingly Rhone varietals using Syrah and Viognier.
Founded in 1937, Brookfields Vineyards is Hawke`s Bay`s Oldest Boutique Winery, situated alongside the glistening waters of the Tutaekuri River, between Napier and Hastings. The winery was purchased by the current owner and winemaker Peter Robertson, in 1977, who has since transformed Brookfields into a leading winery for New Zealand premium wines.
The Ohiti estate vineyards lie in an inland heat trap on the bed ofthe old Ngaruroro River on gravel soils. This Cabernet Sauvignon is an intensely dark wine in the glass with an abundance of black fruits on the nose. The palate is rich and full with notes of ripe bramble fruits, dried herbs and tobacco with some subtle spicy oak and vanilla from 10 months in oak.
Perfect with a fillet steak and a mushroom or pepper sauce.