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Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec 2017

This is a full bodied and rich Gimblett Gravels blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of blackberry and cherry with subtle oak seasoning, while the palate is softly textured and generous in nature. Due to its ripened tannins, the wine can be enjoyed young but will gain further complexity with age.


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) Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.6 Total Acidity: 5.85gL Residual Sugar: 0.0gL


Price Breaks 6-100 $16.99 each

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