Gimblett Gravels Francesa Vintage Port Style Wine
2016 Port & Tawny
Gimblett Gravels Francesa Vintage Port Style Wine 2016
This Vintage Port style wine is made from a lesser known but traditional Portuguese variety Touriga Francesa (Franca).
Grown in the stony, free-draining and warm soils of the Gimblett Gravels, hand-harvested fruit was de-stemmed and crushed. The fermentations were punched down frequently over the first few days until the required level for fortification. Following fermentation and fortification, the wine was aged for two years in small oak barrels, true to the vintage port tradition.
A floral and fragrant wine with finesse and soft, supple tannins, Touriga Francesa is a particularly delicious wine in youth. True rewards will be gained from 5-15 years of well cellared bottle age
This wine is suitable for a plant based diet and is vegan friendly.
- Region Hawke's Bay
- Sub Region Hawke's Bay
- Vintage 2016
- Type Fortified Wine
- Variety Port & Tawny