Displays complex aromas of cassis, violets, grilled meat, cracked black pepper and subtle oak. The palate is dense with dark fruits, liquorice and spice. It has firm round tannins and a long persistent finish.
Explosive aromas of passionfruit, citrus and guava combining with pungent gooseberry and capsicum notes adding depth. The palate is concentrated with wild herbs and citrus providing the wine with freshness and length.
Velvet is our premium, Flagship wine. So named after the silky dark chocolate, roasted coffee and velvety tannins, coupled with sweet ripe fruit picked at its perfection. Velvet as you can see is superbly packaged with a traditional waxed seal and cork. It is a premium gift of the highest quality and one of the most premium wines in New Zealand. We recommend Velvet be drunk amidst candlelight or a chandelier, in the company of very important people in your life. The drinking window for the Velvet 2014 is between 2016-2027+.
98 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Writer
Silver medal winner at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Velvet is our premium, Flagship wine. So named after the silky texture, displaying complex aromas of liquorice, plums, coco, cinnamon and cassis. The palate is concentrated with dark fruits, plush round tannins and a long pure finish. Finished with a wax seal and cork, it is a premium gift of the highest quality and one of the most premium wines in New Zealand. Under the correct conditions the Velvet will cellar from 2017-2030.
Double Gold Medal, China Wine & Spirit Awards
97 Points - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit Review)
96 Points/ 5 Stars- Bob Campbell (The Real Review)
95 Points- Cameron Douglas, Master of Wine
5 Stars- Raymond Chan, Wine Writer
Join our Velvet Society for $600 per annum and receive the following:
Six bottles of our premium Flagship white wine, 'The Francesca' which is hand-crafted by our Winemaker, Patrick Newton (Riedel Winemaker of the Year 2016). . Members also receive priority seating at Mudbrick (where available) and discounts off food and beverage at Mudbrick and at our sister restaurant, Fenice, in Oneroa. We are also proud to announce that members now receive a discount at our new bar and Bistro, Augustus, located in Ponsonby.
Francesca Wine Reviews:
"magnificently complex bouquet [...] followed by a powerfully graceful palate that delivers outstanding depth and rich mouthfeel." 97 Points - Sam Kim, 'Wine Orbit'
"A complex, powerful wine with a great texture." 95 Points Bob Campbell MW 'The Real Review'
Terms and conditions apply.