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EskValley Artisanal Collection MalbecMerlotCabernetSauvignon NV

Gimblett Gravels

Artisanal Hawkes Bay Malbec Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

From the deep stony soils of the Gimblett Gravels, this Malbec based red was fermented in open top concrete fermenters and hand plunged. Deeply coloured and complex with jammy and plummy notes.

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Tasting Notes

This is a very deeply coloured wine as you would expect from a Malbec based wine. It displays rich plummy, jammy Gimblett Gravels fruit on the nose with hints of tobacco and dried herbs. On the palate it is a medley of power and concentration from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon allied with softer Merlot tannins.

Download full tasting note here: 2019

Food Pairing

Delicious with braised red meats, slow roasted vegetables or wild mushrooms.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The individual vineyard and varietal parcels were harvested separately and fermented with wild yeast in our open topped concrete fermenters. Hand plunging was employed to gently extract colour and tannin. After a period of post fermentation maceration the individual parcels were pressed to french oak barrels and aged in cool cellars for 18 months, before blending. This is Esk Valley's first Malbec based wine from our Gimblett Gravels vineyards.

Soils And Viticulture

The fruit for this wine was grown within the confines of the renown Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District. These deep stony soils deposited by the Ngaruroro River have excellent drainage and low vigour and are ideally suited to the production of high quality red wine. Our vineyard sites are close planted with low yields per vine to maximise quality. The 2019 harvest conditions were ideal and the vintage is highly regarded.


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