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William Murdoch Wines

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc

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Aromas of dried herbs and dark berries with fine floral overtones and baked earth. A complex wine with a silky texture and fine tannins. It has depth and a long finish. This wine is from our library collection. 


Growing Season: The weather in spring was variable with cold periods in October. It was not until February 2010 that Hawke's Bay enjoyed consistently warm dry conditions. An Indian summer followed with little rainfall until May: excellent conditions for our fruit.


Tasting Notes

Technical details: The grapes were hand picked and destemmed. Fermentation was with wild yeast from the vineyard. The wine spent sometime macerating on its skins to achieve balance and was then pressed using a traditional basket press. During the winter and spring the wine components developed in oak barrels before being blended and then returned to oak barrels to mature until balanced and ready to bottle. The wine as lightly fined with organic egg whites.

Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 5% Malbec

Alcohol 12.5%, pH 3.62%, TA 5.7g/l

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Founder, Brett Murdoch standing in the vineyard. Looking out over the vines.

Gimlet Gravels

William Murdoch Wines is located in the Gimblett Gravels wine-growing district of the Hawke's Bay region in New Zealand. The small, but prestigious area has made a significant impact on the country's wine market. The winery produces high-quality wines that have gained recognition both nationally and internationally. The unique terroir of Gimblett Gravels produces complex, flavorful wines.

  • Gimblett Gravels

    The region is known for producing high-quality wines that are complex and flavorful, thanks to the unique terroir and warm climate of the area. New Zealand is home to a number of world-class wineries and is recognized for its diverse and unique wine regions, which produce a wide range of wine styles, including whites, reds, and sparkling wines.

  • Why Organic Wines?

    Organic wines are made from grapes that are grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, such as pesticides and fertilizers, which can be harmful to the environment and to human health. In addition, organic wine production often involves fewer energy inputs and can have a lower carbon footprint compared to conventional wine production.