Providence Private Reserve 2010 750ml
Cabernet Franc 40%, Merlot 40%, Malbec 20%
Matakana, New Zealand
Providence is one of NZ's most sophisticated Bordeaux blends which is truely hand made, with no added SO2, & clearly expresses its 'Terrior'. It is often drunk along side the great french wines from Bordeaux and Rhone and does not pale in their company. It is proven to age gracefully for 20 plus years.
"AT PROVIDENCE, WE HAVE THE ELEMENTS WHICH ENABLE US TO PRODUCE A WINE WHICH INCORPORATES THE THREE NATURAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH I BELIEVE ARE INTRINSIC IN ALL GREAT WINE; ELEGANCE, BALANCE AND FINESSE."
- JAMES VULETIC, OWNER AND WINEMAKER
2010 is known affectionately as the 'Kuwata Vintage' (see below) as he helped with the vintage at Providence and cemented the friendship between he and Jim. Kuwata's player number '18' and signature appear on the label.
"Masumi Kuwata (桑田 真澄 Kuwata Masumi, born 1 April 1968 in Yao, Osaka, Japan) is a former Japanese right-handed pitcher who played the bulk of his career with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball. He pitched 21 seasons with the Giants, beginning in 1986. Near the end of his career, he played part of one season with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball." - Wikipedia