Puriri Hills Harmonie Du Soir Clevedon 2015
Harmonie du Soir is French for evening harmony and is the evocative name for this outstanding red made from grapes grown on the small Puriri Hills Vineyard in the Clevedon Hills, south of Auckland.
The wine's name is taken from Baudelaire?s reflection on sensory magic, the condition of all natural elements being in harmony for a brief moment, which is certainly appropriate for such a high quality wine, modelled on the best from Bordeaux.
Puriri Hills founder Judy Fowler takes her inspiration from Bordeaux for all her wines, which are solely made from red grapes and all blends with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Merlot playing starring and supporting roles.
She suggests this dark, spicy red can be cellared for at least 15 years in cool dark cellar conditions.