The Boneline amphitheatre cabernet franc, North Canterbury

Regular price $75.00

Dark ruby rose heart with an alluring crimson iridescent trim catch the eye. Soft dark plums, cassis and red liquorice jump out of the glass, anchored by delicate floral notes of sweet and peppery Boronia and low lying violets. Delicate savoury wafts of dried rosemary and thyme from the roasting dish. An extravaganza of wild blackberries, Black Doris plums and dark chocolate. Star anise and cigar box. A plush vibrant texture is followed by a deliciously juicy finish with fine raspberry acidity and ripe chewy tannins. The wine concludes with a gentle warm glow on the reprise — deep caramel comfort.

About The Boneline

The Boneline is named in reference to the nearby K-T boundary line that is evidence of the global catastrophe of an asteroid impact on the earth and the end of the Mesozoic Era and the extinction of the dinosaurs. Each of the wines’ labels features fossils discovered in the Waipara River dating back as far as 65 million years. The labels bear a tangible connection with the land on which the fruit is grown. 

The vineyard’s natural amphitheatres allow a wide range of varieties to grow and ripen (considering the region and climate), creating incredibly diverse flavours. The Boneline is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, which provides a framework for the best viticultural practices to protect the environment while efficiently producing premium grapes. Their vineyards are in the process of organic conversion, working within the Biogro system — harvest 2021 is expected to produce our first organically certified fruit.

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