This wine was blended from fruit grown within the boundaries of the renown Gimblett
Gravels sub-region of Hawkes Bay. These deep stony soils have excellent drainage and
low vigour, ideal for the production of high-quality red grapes. Our vineyard sites are
close planted and yields per vine are kept low to maximise quality.
The individual vineyard parcels were destemmed to our fermenters and inoculated with
selected yeast strains. Once active the ferments were hand plunged to gently extract tannin
and colour from the skins. After a period of maceration on skins post ferment, the new
wines were pressed to barrel and tank for malolactic fermentation. The individual varietal
and vineyard parcels were then aged separately in French oak barriques for 12 months
before being blended and bottled.
Enjoy with red meat and game dishes.
Enjoy from 2017 - 2022
Region: Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Variety: Merlot 58% Cabernet Sauvignon 26% Malbec 11%
Oak Use: 12 months in French oak barriques (15% new)
Total Acidity: 5.85gL
Residual Sugar: 0.0gL