2019 Heretaunga Cabernet Franc

Hawke's Bay


The vintage is the third warm vintage in a row for Hawke's Bay, drier than the 2018 vintage, and not quite as warm and dry as the quite sensational 2020 vintage which will probably sit alongside the 2013, 1998 and 1989 vintages as Hawke's Bay's greatest red wine years. 2019 should not be underestimated, especially for reds, and these 2019 wines truly represent our whole philosophy of what great Hawke's Bay wines should be - ripe and truly delicious to drink when released. Rainfall: drier than average, particularly from February to harvest. Growing degree days slightly above the long-term average.