• WINEMAKER/CELLAR:
    Duncan McTavish
  • BLEND:
    44% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 11% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot
  • APPELLATION:
    Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Man O’ War  Bordeaux Blend

Origin

The Man O’ War story begins with a special piece of land which has a rich history. Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island,  a stunning array of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and pristine beaches forming a ruggedly beautiful coastline.

It was along this coastline that Captain James Cook came to anchor during his first voyage around the islands of New Zealand in 1769. Upon sighting the ancient stands of magnificent Kauri trees ashore, Cook noted in his journals that they would make ideal masts for the Man O’ War battleships of the Royal Navy. Thus the name  was bestowed upon this unique land.

Style

Ripe aromatic notes of dark berry fruits, cocoa and liquorice, spice characters. The palate is rich and supple with exuberant sweet fruit balanced with fresh natural acidity and subtle tanins.

Food Match

Great with barbecued lamb, roasted meats and vegetables

 

Website www.manowarvineyards.co.nz