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VillaMaria CellarSelection Gimblett Grenache 2014

Cellar Selection

Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Grenache

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red varieties in the world, but is exceptionally rare in New Zealand. The Cellar Selection Grenache is a wonderfully ripe and fragrant wine, overflowing with perfumed cherry, licorice, and violet characters.

$24.99

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Tasting Notes

Grenache is one of the most widely planted red varieties in the world but is exceptionally rare in New Zealand. The 2017 vintage produced a spicy and fragrant wine, laden with dried herb and violet characters. Supple tannins ensure the wine may be enjoyed upon release but will develop further complexity with careful cellaring.

Download full tasting notes: 2017

Food Pairing

Excellent with poultry, pork, red meat or Mediterranean inspired foods.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The fruit for this special wine comes from a small one-hectare planting in our Ngakirikiri Vineyard located in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay. The fruit was hand-picked and gently de-stemmed. 40% was fermented and aged in large format rotatable oak cuvée with prolonged skin contact and 25% was matured in new French oak. The wine was coarse filtered and bottled 14 months after vintage.

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