Red blended wines are made from a blend of red grapes rather than a single varietal. Winemakers can modify the wines characteristics by bending varietals, a more complex process than producing a single varietal wine.

Basically, the blending of grapes, whether it’s different vintages or grape types, is to add more density to the flavour and texture of a wine.

Some of New Zealand’s greatest red wines are made from a blend of grapes.

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Collaboration Impression Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

$31.00

Brambly red fruits with a core of underlying darker fruits and a pleasant hint of bay leaf. Soft, plush and smooth on the entry. Dark fruited, juicy, savory, mid palate, Showing approachable, lingering tannins. Definitely an every night of the week wine. Homemade pizza with a rich tomato and basil sauce, feta, kalamata olives, chorizo and fresh rocket, topped off with cracked black pepper.

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Crazy by Nature Cosmo Red 2015

$27.00 $24.30

“In 1984 they thought we were crazy to grow our grapes organically. We’ve spent the last thirty years proving that they were right! Now, it seems everybody wants to be crazy, and that’s just what this planet needs. Crazy by Nature – makes perfect sense.”

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Man O’ War Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc 2016

$29.00 $27.55

Deep garnet-purple in colour with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and smoked meat with hints of floral perfume, cocoa, Mediterranean herbs and cedar. The palate is bold with good concentration and volumes of supple tannins. The 2015 Man O’ War Cabernet Franc blend exudes ripe red berry fruits, a hint of spice and a long persistent finish that is engaging in its youth but will reward careful cellaring for 3-5 years acidity.