“Elegant and sweet fruited with savoury length and a lingering warmth.
The Patriarch is Babich's flagship red wine, grown on the Gimblett Gravels 'Irongate' vineyard in Hawke's Bay and made in honour of the company founder and New Zealand wine industry pioneer, Josip Babich.
Proudly family owned and operated Babich Wines was founded in 1916 by Croatian immigrant Josip Babich. Today, using this near century of winemaking experience, the Babich Family produce great wines from New Zealand's finest wine regions.
Grapes: 56% Malbec and 44% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: New Zealand / Hawkes Bay / Gimblett Gravels
Maker: Adam Hazeldine
Notes: Brooding, with sweet brambly high notes and a dab of cedar. Elegant and sweet fruited with savoury length and a lingering warmth. Fine coating tannins.
Serve: At 16-18c it is Ideal with roasted red meats. It makes a good partner for a whole fillet beef, roasted rare. Also perfect with a tasty winter casseroled stew.