Country/ Region: New Zealand/Hawkes Bay.
Grapes: 44% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc.
Alcohol by volume: 14%
Unit: 6 x 75cl Bottle.
Winemaker Notes: This is a full-bodied and rich Hawkes Bay blend. Densely coloured, it has a bouquet of dark fruits and subtle oak seasoning while the palate is softly textured and generous in nature. Due to its well ripened tannins the wine can be enjoyed as a young wine although it also shows the potential to age gracefully gaining further complexity.
Vineyards: This wine was blended from grapes grown within the prestigious 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.
Vintage: The Hawkes Bay region has once again delivered a superb vintage, giving three successive high quality vintages in a row.
Winemaking: 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, the new wines were pressed to barrel and tank for malolactic fermentation. The individual varietal and vineyard parcels were aged separately in barrel for 12 months before being blended and bottled.
Tasting Notes: The quintessential Gimblett Gravels blend and Gordon Russell’s speciality, producing a fragrant, rich and complex red, offering a brooding palate of smooth, plump ripe fruit and smoky spices.
Delivery: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.