Wine Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Dreadnought 2015 reflects the growing season with very small crops of intensely flavoured fruit in the cherry/ tayberry spectrum with liquorice characters from stem influence. The fruit and stem tannins are fine grained and ripe adding freshness and length to the wine, with the overall structure suggesting classical Northern Rhone Syrah. Stylish and finely balanced this wine is beautiful now and will benefit from splashy decanting prior to drinking upon release.
About the Winery
Over two hundred years after Cook first sightedÂ Man Oâ€™ War,Â we were convinced that world class wine could be grown here. Throwing caution to the wind we began planting our first vines in 1993. Today,Â Man Oâ€™ WarÂ consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks, each with a distinct soil profile and microclimate. Every single block bears the footprints, and sometimes the names, of those who transformedÂ Man Oâ€™ Warâ€™sÂ rugged hillsides into a spectacular patchwork of vines. Each block has been meticulously designed with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities to best match the specific terroir on offer. Driven by this blueprint, our white varieties have been carefully placed high on the exposed volcanic hilltops ofÂ Man Oâ€™ WarÂ so that they benefit from cooling sea breezes, extending their growing season and giving them great concentration and minerality. While our red varieties are draped down precipitously steep sheltered clay hillsides enjoying the heat and drainage provided, promoting serious intensity and depth.
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