Gimblett Gravels 'The Gimblett'
2021 Cabernet Blend
Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay
Gimblett Gravels 'The Gimblett' 2021
About the Wine:
Appellation: Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay
A creative blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Since 2005, “The Gimblett” has typically been a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, in varying proportions, depending on the strengths of the vintage. Thanks to a favourable growing season, the 2021 release is made almost entirely from the Cabernet family, with a small amount of Petit Verdot adding further complexity and interest.
Each variety was harvested from individual blocks and fermented separately. Each parcel was then matured either in new or seasoned 225-litre French oak barriques for up to 12 months before being blended for optimal flavours and complexity.
The beauty and perfume of Cabernet Franc is complimented by the sophistication and refinement of Cabernet Sauvignon, and the colour, spice and structure of Petit Verdot. A beautiful violet fragrance precedes complex aromas of brambly blackcurrants and blackberries, intermingled with hints of dried herbs, fresh cedar, anise, sweet spices, vanilla, and toast. There is excellent concentration and purity of flavour on the palate with a vibrant core of black fruit flavour wrapped in sheath of cedary, toasty oak. Fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity combine to produce a succulent, supple, and textural wine with the structure and capacity to develop further complexity over the next 10 years.
- Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay
- Sub Region Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay
- Vintage 2021
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Cabernet Blend