Gimblett Gravels Wine

www.gimblettgravels.com Established in January 2001, Gimblett Gravels is a brand owned by an association of New Zealand wineries and winegrowers in the Hawkes Bay region of the eastern North Island. Gimblett Gravels combines the French concept of terroir with modern day thinking to define, protect and market wine. In what is believed to be a first for winegrowers in the New World - wine growing countries outside Europe - Gimblett Gravels is basing the ultimate designation of their district according to a tightly specified soil type. The very special gravely soils and unique climatic conditions - together with the expertise of our winemakers - are key elements to producing high quality wines in the Gimblett Gravels district. The district, which includes the internationally acclaimed Gimblett Road, has been building a reputation for producing high quality red wines from 'Bordeaux' red varieties and Syrah. The Gimblett Gravels appellation, covering 800ha, is strictly determined by the gravely Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

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  • Villa Maria Cabernet-Merlot Reserve Gimblett Gravels 2007

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    A bit flat-smelling with carob and wood toast notes over dusty fruit. In the mouth this is a bit matte and quite tannic, with nice purity to the black currant fruit that has a bit of a hard edge to it. The finish is a bit austere if long, with a slow-to-emerge sweet edge to the black fruit. This may very well just need more time in the bottle. 8... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Trinity Hill Red Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels 2007

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    Slightly herbal on the nose, with a hint of arugula up front followed by tense black current fruit gently framed by notes of Toblerone. Finely balanced in the mouth, with herbal and floral notes on entry that are joined by mineral-tinged black fruits on the mid-palate. This is tense through the moderately long finish, which shows a touch of wood... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Craggy Range Syrah le Sol 2007

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    Hard on the nose with complex layered aromas of violet pastille, dried beef, pressed flowers and white pepper. Nicely ripe in the mouth with a really precise feel. This is quite perfumed in the mouth and, while the texture is pleasantly rigid, the fruit is quite expressive and elegant. Clean and fresh with red plums, pepper and spice flavors on ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Craggy Range Sophia Gimblet Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay 2005

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    Mineral and black currant greet the nose, followed by notes of sweet violets, cocoa, and burnt sugar oak spice. On the palate this is very ripe and rich, with a core of dense cassis fruit. While large-scaled, the balance here is very fine, with tannins that are slightly austere yet remain mostly shielded by the fruits density, giving this a cris... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Trinity Hill Syrah Hawkes Bay Homage 2007

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    This is complex, with a slightly unusual array or aromas that range from distinct black pepper and smoked meats to peach nectar, dried plums, flowers, and a rusty mineral tone. Rich and broad in the mouth, with good balance and surprising transparency for a wine of this size. The mid-palate tightens up, with firm tannins supporting bittersweet r... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Craggy Range Te Kahu Meritage 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by phillips87


  • I was invited to a tasting meant for restaurant managers, somms, etc., to choose wines for their venues.  Lucky me!  Thanks to Patrick Pretz of Crush Wines for an outtanding experience.  It was a great opportunity for me to meet many winemakers and taste a broad range of wines.  I will link the wines I tasted if anyone would like to see the info... Read More

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  • Wild Rock Gravel Pit Red 2004

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    Nose: Dark fruit, fennel, spice, maybe hints of dark chocolate, oaky. Becomes more earthy and leathery with air. Palate: dark fruit, plums, fennel. Rich and tannic, quite warm, lively acid. Seems to benefit quite a bit from air, so might have been a good idea to open in advance or decant. Read More

    Wine review by 148296penguinoid 148296 penguinoid


  • Craggy Range les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Hawke's Bay 2005

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    superb wine, very keen to get my hands on some please advise who I could purchase it from Read More

    Wine review by rodwine


  • Trinity Hill Viognier Gimblett Gravels 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by melathys


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