Obsidian releases “The Mayor”, a visionary red blend

The new release “The Mayor” 2011 a visionary red blend now available from the Obsidian cellar door in Onetangi.

The wine derives its name from Mayor Island, the reknowned source of Obsidian volcanic glass in New Zealand.

So what’s ‘visionary’ about it?……. It does not contain either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot (the traditional ingredients of many classic red blends of Waiheke, including “The Obsidian”).

So here it is -a new and exclusive red wine, very different, and a blend like no other – three rising-star grape varieties are masterfully blended as follows: 45% Cabernet Franc, 33% Petit Verdot and 22% Malbec.

Intense, dark, yet fruity and accessible. Drink it earlier than “The Obsidian”, or keep it a while as it is destined for greatness; this is the inaugural vintage 2011.

Only 190 dozen made.

Source: Obsidian e-newsletter 4th January 2013