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William Murdoch Wines

2016 Invictus (Cabernet Franc)

2016 Invictus (Cabernet Franc)

Regular price $55.00 NZD
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Soft red berry flavours and aromas. Depth and richness through the palate. This is a well balanced, elegant, wine from our premium range. Continue to cellar or drink now. This is a  wine from our premium selection and a boutique wine hand made in low volume.



Growing Season: 2016  was a good growing season at our organic, Gimblett Gravels vineyard. The weather  was cool through December but after New Year we had a typical hot dry Hawke's Bay summer which continued through until harvest in mid April.

Tasting Notes

Technical Details: Fermentation was with wild yeast from the vineyard. The wine spent some time macerating on its skins to achieve balance and was then pressed using a traditional basket press. The wine was matured in oak barrels until balanced and ready to bottle. The wine was lightly fined using organic egg whites.

Blend: 94% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot

Alcohol 13.3%

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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.