“The Gimblett” is traditionally made from a blend of four grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. The Cabernet family gives structure and fresh aromatics, Merlot imparts richness and mid-palate weight, and Malbec supports the complexity, density and colour.
The resulting 2014 blend shows exotically perfumed aromatics that include ripe blackberries, red plum, and bittersweet chocolate. Secondary notes of rose petals and dried herbs develop on the palate with textural tannins and integrated acidity. This wine is ready to drink and will continue to develop further complexity over the next 10 years. Enjoy with a hearty balsamic-glazed pork chop or a classic demi-glace New York steak.
Appellation: Gimblett Gravels, New Zealand
Varietal: 49% Cabernet Franc, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Malbec