Omahu Road, Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District, Hawke’s Bay.
Soils: Vigour moderating free draining gravel.
Topography: Flat, even site with a gradual slope.
Climate: Warm, sheltered site.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
Warm days and cooler nights with gravel-rich vigour-moderating soils all contribute to small berries which give this wine concentration, perfume and deep rich colour.
The outstanding fruit was sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district of Hawke’s Bay. The vigour moderating, free-draining gravel provides a superb base for this low cropping Malbec. The vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the intense aromatics and dense structure ripe Malbec can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.