ESK VALLEY GREAT DIRT RIVER GRAVEL MERLOT/MALBEC/CABERNETSAUVIGNON HAWKE'S BAY 19
Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon combine in this outstanding full bodied dry and powerful blend, which is made from hand picked grapes grown in the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District’s Cornerstone and Ngakirikiri vineyards. T
he grapes were fermented with wild yeasts, which provides diverse depth and flavours to the wine, which has flavour notes of black olives, dried herbs and black currant notes. The wine was aged in French oak for 20 months and bottled unfiltered, which accentuates its gritty, smooth, powerful cedar notes.
Here is a wine for the long term cellar... Or decant and enjoy now.