A land of ancient forests, people and legends. A beach that stretches further than you can imagine. Sunsets too beautiful for words. This is New Zealand’s Northland, the country’s warmest region, the home of Okahu Estate and a unique and challenging location for winemaking. The layers of complexity in Okahu wines reflect the layers of soil, sandstone, ancient kauri forest and clay in which the grapes grow. The Knight family has been coaxing the very best from these “Kauri Sands” since 1984, creating award-winning wines with inner strength and enduring spirit.
Smoky oak, cigar box and tobacco liven the senses; this is followed by rich dark fruit, aromas of Blackberry and Raspberry, and a slightly spicy nuance.
A warm and generous mouthfeel,Smooth sweet and weighty tannins are balanced perfectly by Dark Cherries, Berries Blackcurrants and black olives, the finish is dense and structured with a lingering memory of liquorice and warm, rich tannins.
Rack of lamb, with a mustard crust or Coc-a-vin, Served with roast vegetables, including parsnips, kumura and potato or, A big T Bone Steak, smothered in mushroom sauce.