PASK Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2018

PASK Gimblett Gravels Merlot 2018

  • Merlot
  • New Zealand, 750ml

An immediately alluring bouquet of ripe red fruit and spicy oak. The palate is loaded with rich plum flavours combined with dark berries and classic merlot savoury characters.

  • Winery: Pask Winery
  • Varietal: Merlot
  • Region: Gimblett Gravels, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap

Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses

Harvested from our Gimblett road vineyard. Predominately fermented in closed stainless steel fermenters, then aged in barrel for approximately 14 months. Regular racking occurred with blending in November 2019.

Chris Pask's vision for his winery began in the air – flying in the cockpit of his topdressing plane – first saw the potential for growing exceptional grapes in the light, stony soils of the ancient Ngaruroro riverbed. Sheltered from Pacific breezes and several degrees warmer than any other New Zealand wine-growing area, it was in this sun-drenched valley that Chris planted Pask’s first vines thirty years ago.

A prized 1985 Cabernet Sauvignon marked Pask's first vintage and from this modest beginning, the world-renowned Gimblett Gravels wine-growing district was established. More than three decades later, they’re as passionate as ever about making authentic wines to be shared and enjoyed.

Pask's award-winning winemaking team uses sustainable methods to ensure the quality and consistency of their wines. From grape-picking in the winery's 60 hectares of vineyards to bottling at their Hawke’s Bay winery, there is hands-on care throughout the entire winemaking process.

Pask wines have earned gold medals and trophy success in London, Australia, Asia, the United States, Canada and New Zealand across a range of varietals and styles, but innovation is important to Pask. Drawing on the team's winemaking experience and intimate knowledge of Gimblett Gravels, they continue to enhance the quality of their wines, as well as experiment with wine styles and techniques under Pask's “Small Batch” collection.

  • 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MW, The Shout


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