Gimblett Gravels is a designation encompassing a centuries old dried river bed in Hawke’s Bay that is believed to be the first in the New World where the ultimate boundary is defined by a distinct soil type. The vines are planted in the stoniest parts of the vineyard to a heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand in the 1840s.
Inky purple red with a vibrant hue. Aromatically expressive with notes of boysenberry, lavender , sandalwood and freshly cracked pepper. The palate has a lovely round feel of ripe fleshy fruit and an elegant line of fine minerally tannins, finishing dry.