2018 Boneline Waipara Amphitheatre Cabernet Franc

2018 Boneline Waipara Amphitheatre Cabernet Franc

5 Stars Michael Cooper
2018 Boneline Waipara Amphitheatre Cabernet Franc
5 Stars Michael Cooper

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A serious Cabernet Franc that scored a coup by winning trophies (in the 2016 vintage) for Champion Wine of the show and Champion Emerging Red Wine at Bragato. It has serious bones, with classic leafy berry fruits and a mineral core. A great wine to decant or even better, age in cellar, the Amphitheatre Cabernet Franc is a leading take on the fairly rare single varietal.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle



Cabernet Franc

Its Origins

Boneline are a Waipara operation with a serious focus on terroir. Waipara’s lime-rich soils and nearly identical climate to Chablis allow Boneline to explore stylistic bridge points between the more restrained French and more brightly fruited characteristics of New Zealand terroir wines. The name Boneline itself invokes a network of ideas linking their wines and terroir to the primordial history of the site, directly referring to fossilised fish bones that have been found around the Waipara River - which also appear on their labels - and indirectly referring to the lime in the soil, itself a residue of fish calcium that forms the various bone-like substrata of many Waipara vineyards and makes the region such a special place for wine. Bringing to their work a broad range of human and marketing as well as winemaking talents, Boneline look set to define new possibilities for their exceptional place and its offerings.

What The Critics Say

5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The striking 2018 vintage (5*) was harvested from mature, estate-grown vines. Deeply coloured, it is very fragrant and full-bodied, with highly concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a hint of herbs, finely integrated oak, fresh acidity and a finely textured, long finish. One of the finest Cabernet Francs ever produced in the South Island, it's already delicious, but likely to be at its best 2021+."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Franc

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  • Region


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  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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