Craggy Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Te Kahu Bordeaux Blend Merlot 2018 Hawkes Bay - 12 Bottles

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Vibrant deep garnet colour. Enticing aromas of dark plums and cassis meld with those of nutmeg, tobacco and sandalwood in a classically composed nose. The palate is rich and yet quietly composed, with layers of flavour and tannin linked by fine acidity and the refined dusty tannins of the gravels. Finishes dry and long. Cellaring Recommended Cellaring: 1 to 10 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

Legend has it that this mist was used to protect a mythical Maori maiden from the sun as she visited her lover Te Mata. The proportions of the blend change most vintages to reflect conditions of the year and to ensure that we meet a certain 'house style'. It is a wine of richness with an abundance of black fruit flavours and a long structured finish complete with dusty tannins of the area.

TASTING NOTES

Vibrant deep garnet colour. Enticing aromas of dark plums and cassis meld with those of nutmeg, tobacco and sandalwood in a classically composed nose. The palate is rich and yet quietly composed, with layers of flavour and tannin linked by fine acidity and the refined dusty tannins of the gravels. Finishes dry and long.

Cellaring

Recommended Cellaring: 1 to 10 years from vintage.

Food Pairing

Rich red meat dishes

More Information
Alcohol 13%
Region Hawkes Bay
Varieties 68% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc
Vintage 2018*
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.