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Region and Terrior
Region:

Omahu Road, Gimblett Gravels winegrowing region, Hawkes Bay.

Terroir:

Soil: Vigour moderating free draining gravel.

Topography: Flat, even site with a gradual slope.

Climate: Warm, sheltered site.

Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:

Warm days and cooler nights with gravel rich vigour-moderating soils contribute to small berries which give this wine concentrated flavours, perfume and a deep rich colour.

Food Match

Perfectly matched with rack of lamb and new potatoes. 

Ageing Potential

Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop for at least another five years from each vintage date.

2015 Vintage Winemaking, Viticulture and Analysis
Winemaking: 

This wine is a blend of 78 percent Cabernet and 22 per cent Merlot

Each variety was kept separate during fermentation through to the time of blending. The fruit was held cold for four days prior to ferment to help extract maximum flavour and enhance colour stability.

Inoculation took place to carry out the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must was hand plunged up to four times daily.

When dry the young wine was pressed and then racked off gross lees to 55 per cent new French oak 45 per cent older French oak. The wine underwent a clean malolactic fermentation while ageing in oak for 11 months. It was then gently extracted from oak, blended and carefully prepared for bottling.

Viticulture:

The outstanding fruit was sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels wine growing area of Hawkes Bay. The vigour moderating,
free draining gravel provides a superb base for growing Cabernet and Merlot. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the structure and full aromatic profile that Cabernet and Merlot can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol 13.5% v/v

Acidity 5.6g/litre

pH 3.59

Winemakers:

Hamish Clark, Matt Thomson and Kyle Thompson

2016 Vintage Winemaking, Viticulture and Analysis
Winemaking: 

This wine is a blend of 55 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, 41 per cent Merlot and 4 per cent Malbec.

Each variety was kept separate during fermentation through to the time of blending. The fruit was held cold for four days prior to ferment to help extract maximum flavour and enhance colour stability.

Inoculation took place to carry out the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must was hand plunged up to four times daily. When dry the young wines was pressed and then racked off gross lees to 35 per cent new French oak 65 per cent seasoned French oak. The wine underwent a clean malolactic fermentation while ageing in oak for 10 months. It was then gently extracted from oak, blended and carefully prepared for bottling.

Viticulture:

The outstanding fruit was sourced predominantly from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels wine growing area of Hawke’s Bay. The vigour moderating, free draining gravel provides a superb base for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

and Malbec. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the structure and full aromatic profiles of these varieties. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol 13.5% v/v

Acidity 5.6g/litre

pH 3.55

Winemakers:

Hamish Clark and Kyle Thompson

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