Craggy Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Merlot 2015 Hawkes Bay - 12 Bottles

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Deep garnet with youthful purple hue. Complex and varietal aromatic array of black Doris plum, ripe cherry, wooden spices and finely toasted oak. Seductive and luscious on approach the wine has a pure fruit core with fine dusty tannins finishing long and dry Cellaring Recommended Cellaring: Up to 5 to 12 years from vintage Food Pairing Rich red meat dishes

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WINERY INFORMATION

Vineyard

In 1876 the floods in New Zealand’s region of Hawkes Bay turned some rivers into the land. After the floods subsided the Ngaruroro River had changed its course and a vista of gravel was left behind on a latitude of 39.2S in a warm sun-filled valley, greened lightly with spring rains. Some were farmed by the Gimblett family, but by most, it was seen as a useless wasteland, only fit to quarry. So a quarry began….almost until the local vignerons saved the land for wine.

Winemaking

The warm, gravelly soils are perfect for the production of Merlot and the moderate heat allows the wine to retain freshness and structure without showing over-ripe characters. The result is a rich, ripe wine with ample ‘dusty’ tannins and a lush, warm texture similar to other wines made in the area.

TASTING NOTES

Deep garnet with youthful purple hue. Complex and varietal aromatic array of black Doris plum, ripe cherry, wooden spices and finely toasted oak. Seductive and luscious on approach the wine has a pure fruit core with fine dusty tannins finishing long and dry

Cellaring

Recommended Cellaring: Up to 5 to 12 years from vintage

Food Pairing

Rich red meat dishes

More Information
Alcohol 13.30%
Region Hawkes Bay
Varieties 96% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2015*
VIP Exclusive No
Brand Craggy Range Wines
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
This wine will take extra 3 days for delivery.