Malbec and Gisborne are made for each other. Spring comes early and the summers are warm and sunny – just the sort of conditions that Malbec loves. This wine is based on a parcel of fruit in Hexton, which is just outside the Gisborne city limits. The fruit was harvested in pristine condition and trucked overnight to our winery in Auckland. Following vinification, the wine was matured for around a year in barrel.
“Beautifully ripe and lifted, the inviting bouquet shows dark berry, game, espresso and nutmeg characters with a hint of dried herb complexity. It is succulent and finely textured on the palate, and displays attractive fruit intensity and weight, nicely structured by fine, chalky tannins. The wine is fruity and sturdy at the same time, and offers lovely drinking.” Sam Kim, May 2017
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