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DUNLEAVY ‘THE STRIP’ MERLOT/CABERNET/ 2020 Case of 6

$235.00

Early access case special – save 20%

 

Bordering the old Waiheke Air Strip this vineyard produces world-class Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot.

Planted when their children were barely walking, John and Paul Dunleavy’s vines have matured over two decades and, like their children, bring their own unique character to this wine.

Aged in barrels for 10 months, but made in a forward, fruit driven style to be enjoyed in youth, The Strip will continue to improve over time with careful cellaring.

 

SKU: D_TStrip19-2 Categories: ,
Additional Information
Weight 6 g
Composition

Composition

80% Merlot

19% Cabernet Sauvignon

1% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 13.5% contains 8 standard drinks

Contains sulphites

Sugar: <1 g/l

Allergen info: Contains sulphites. No egg/fish has been used in production.

CRITIC REVIEWS

CRITIC REVIEWS

On it’s way to critics now

VINTAGE SUMMARY

VINTAGE SUMMARY

A year like no other

A dream vintage in the shadow of global turmoil. 

As we picked throughout lockdown, we were grateful to find pristine, clean, ripe, concentrated fruit across the board.
Minimal sorting was needed – in fact, in most blocks the fruit was perfect enough to ‘pick-and-drop’.

COVID-19 provided challenges but we were able to complete the harvest with just the core vineyard crew due to perfect conditions.

We had no rain pressure through vintage. We were able to pick when we wanted. Allowing each of our red wine varieties to ripen to optimal levels. 

All fruit was pristine but some exposed blocks were down in volume due to high winds impacting flowering in spring.

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