The Obsidian 2015
Dark and earthy. Lifted cassis and spice with complex savoury undertones.
A generous mouth filling wine. Well structured with ripe well integrated tannins and a long pleasing finish.
Drink now while young and fresh or suitable for cellaring up to 10 years.
30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec, 14% Petit Verdot
Onetangi Valley, Obsidian Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ
Vintage 2015 A cool wet spring continued into November, resulting in variable crop levels in some varieties. Late spring saw parts of Waiheke affected by isolated hail showers also impacting some earlier flowering varieties. December through January was warm and humid with northerly winds predominating. Late summer was mostly settled apart from a near miss as cyclone Pam tracked down the East Coast of the North Island bringing strong winds but little rain. Weather conditions over harvest were generally settled allowing fruit to be harvested in optimal conditions.
Hand picked: April 2015
The smallest batches were fermented in open top fermenters with twice daily plunging. The large batches were handled in traditional Bordeaux style fermenters with twice daily pump- overs.
Winemaker: Michael Wood
Bottled: March 2019, 157 dozen produced