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Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec 2018

New Zealand / Hawkes Bay

Andy's Tasting Notes

The quintessential Gimblett Gravels blend and an Esk Valley speciality producing a fragrant, Bordeaux like red.  Plump, ripe fruit, generous texture and excellent depth.  Just the right amount of juicy tannins and a pleasing smoky and spicy finish.

58% Merlot
26% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Malbec
5% Cabernet Franc

We are pleased to list at this Offer Price, rrp is circa £16.95

Price per bottle  £16.95 £13.50

Producer Info

Esk Valley is a boutique winery, but it is unique in that many of the techniques used to craft its award-winning wines are dictated by the winery itself. The old concrete vats, the layout of the buildings, and the absence of modern technology mean the winemakers at Esk Valley have had to make wine in a simple, honest, hands-on way.

Situated in the north of New Zealand’s picturesque Hawkes Bay, at Bay View is the Esk Valley Estate winery. The winery sources fruit from Hawkes Bay, including the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels, and Marlborough, as both regions consistently produce grapes of an extremely high quality.

An active and accredited member of Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand (SWNZ). All Esk Valley’s vineyards are accredited by SWNZ and the viticultural team has worked hard to get all contract suppliers accredited as well.

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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