Rosé

2016 - Gimblett Gravels Vineyard
Hawke's Bay

Rosé

2016 - Gimblett Gravels Vineyard , Hawke's Bay

Individual parcels of Merlot and Syrah grown in our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard are carefully selected for freshness and balance. Hand harvested, then gently pressed for careful colour and flavour extraction before a slow fermentation in old French oak barrels.

Individual parcels of Merlot and Syrah grown in our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard are carefully selected for freshness and balance. Hand harvested, then gently pressed for careful colour and flavour extraction before a slow fermentation in old French oak barrels.

A delicate Provence style Rosé

A delicate Provence style Rosé

Individual parcels of Merlot and Syrah grown in our Gimblett Gravels Vineyard are carefully selected for freshness and balance. Hand harvested, then gently pressed for careful colour and flavour extraction before a slow fermentation in old French oak barrels.

About

2016

Pale salmon with a copper rim. Subtle aromatics of nougat, mandarin and fresh peach. Elegant on the palate with softly textured red berries flowing towards a long salivating finish.

Apéritif, lightly salted fish

1- 3 years from vintage

El Niño, late summer

21.6 average

57 hl/ha

100%

80%

French oak puncheons and cuvee

Inoculated

French oak puncheons

2015

Pale salmon with a copper sheen. Subtle aromatics of raspberry jam, wild strawberries, cinnamon and a hint of a cardamom. Delicate palate feel yet there is a richness of fruit in the dried red spectrum, a touch of toast and a fine, dry, textural finish.

Apéritif, lightly salted fish

1-3 years from vintage.

Cool spring and early summer, warm and dry finish. Excellent.

23.2 average

60 hl/ha

26%

74%

French oak puncheons

Indigenous

French oak puncheons

2014

Pale peach with a vibrant copper sheen. Beautiful aromatics of golden peach, wild strawberries and a hint of cinnamon. Subtle berry and stone fruit flavours on the palate with a very fine texture, finishes long and refreshing.

Salmon, shellfish

1-3 years from vintage

Warm and early, excellent.

23.7 average

52 hl/ha

100%

90%

Open and closed top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

French oak barriques, 26% new barrel

2013

86% Merlot, 14% Syrah

Pale peach with a copper sheen. Beautiful aromatics of elderflower, wild strawberries and a hint of cinnamon. Intense flavours of spiced berries on the palate with a lovely long refreshing dry finish.

Chicken caesar salad, seafood

1-3 years from vintage

Warm and dry, excellent.

23.5 average

51 hl/ha

90%

95%

Open and closed top stainless steel tanks

Inoculated

French oak barriques, 22% new barrel

GIMBLETT GRAVELS VINEYARD

GIMBLETT GRAVELS VINEYARD

Hawke's Bay

39° 35' 57.2"S

176° 44' 5.6"E

In 1876, great floods swept through Hawke's Bay. When they subsided, the Ngaruroro River had changed its course and a vista of gravel was left behind in a warm, sun-filled valley, greened lightly with spring rain. On the right bank of this old river is a collection of different soil mixes, stone and mineral rich, ideal for growing Syrah, Bordeaux-style reds and Chardonnay.