Gimblett Gravels Marsanne Viognier
The entire bunches of Marsanne and Viognier are put in the old puncheons for indigenous fermentation.
Malolactic in its entirety.
A hint of creaminess and oatmeal, a sweet little flower note, honeysuckle, then the fruit explodes into the palate with fine, new ripeness, all pear and apricot but with a firmness on the finish, lemon rind and a touch of phenolic grasp.
Gimblett Gravels is a wine district in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay region.
Despite its modest size, the district has had a huge influence on the New Zealand wine industry in a relatively short period of time.
The first wine grapes were planted there in 1981, with just 50 acres (20ha) planted by 1991.
Today, there are about 1,500 acres (600ha) of vines, mostly composed of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay.
Despite the fact that the variety’s first plantings were in 1993, Gimblett Gravels’ Syrah has been recognised as being of high international quality.
Gimblett Gravels, a new take on the appellation scheme used in France, was established in 2001 as a legally registered trademark rather than a whole country.
There are no clear limits on winemaking for Gimblett Gravels producers, although there are stringent limitations on the provenance of the grapes.
To assert the Gimblett Gravels label, a winemaker must be able to show that 95 percent of the grapes used to make the wine are from the Gimblett Gravels wine district, and that 95 percent of the soils in the vineyard correspond to the soil types specified in the district classification.
At the start of 2010, there were approximately 25 wineries producing Gimblett Gravels wines, as well as a limited number of growers selling grapes to businesses outside of the area.
This offer comes with 6 bottles of wine.
Official manufacturer website : https://www.trinityhill.com