95 Points - Andrew Cailard MW Annual Vintage Selection
93 Points - Meredith May The Tasting Panel Magazine
90 Points - Sam Kim Wine Orbit - New Zealand

Winery note
"The individual vineyard and varietal parcels were destemmed to our concrete and stainless steel fermenters and allowed to ferment with wild yeast. Once active the ferments were hand plunged or gently pumped over to extract tannin and colour from the skins. After a period of maceration on skins the new wines were pressed to barrel and tank for malolactic fermentation. The individual parcels were aged separately in French oak barriques for 12 months before blending and bottling in December 2020."

Winemakers Note
"This is a rich and full-bodied Gimblett Gravels blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of dark cherry, blackberry, dried herbs and cedar from barrel maturation. It is soft and generous in nature and can be enjoyed as a youthful wine, but possesses sufficient tannin to age gracefully for many years."

(VMW00059)

 

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Merlot 47% Cabernet Sauvignon 38% Malbec 15% 

Style:

Big, gutsy reds

Winemaker:

Gordon russell

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

 

Bottle size:

14%

 

750ml

Fruit:

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Body:

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Tannin:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Game, Steak



 

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