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Hawkes Bay

For a long time, Hawkes Bay, on the relatively sheltered eastern shore of the North Island, was the stellar region for New Zealand wines - for a good reason. This changed with the meteoric rise of Marlborough, but Hawkes Bay has never allowed its standards to slip.

Its general excellence was boosted in the late 20th century by the discovery of the Gimblett Gravels, an area where the stony soils have brought out the best from a wide range of grapes.

For a long time, Hawkes Bay, on the relatively sheltered eastern shore of the North Island, was the stellar region for New Zealand wines - for a good reason. This changed with the meteoric rise of Marlborough, but Hawkes Bay has never allowed its standards to slip.

Its general excellence was boosted in the late 20th century by the discovery of the Gimblett Gravels, an area where the stony soils have... read more.

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Vines and Styles

Hawkes Bay built a reputation on the back of its red wines, and with a climate bearing similarities to Bordeaux it is unsurprising that Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot have been so successfully grown and blended. More recently, Syrah and Pinot Noir have produced pleasing results.

Climate and Conditions

Everything, except for the occasional spring frost, is ideal for the growing of grapes. There is plenty of summer sunshine, little in the way of autumnal rain and the soil allows good drainage and makes the vines work for their fruit (which leads to an intensity of flavour). The Gimblett Gravels, of which the Gimblett Road is the ultimate area, provide a soil full of stones brought down by the Ngaruroro River and which helpfully reflect the heat of the sun back onto the grapes.

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  1. Pask Declaration Chardonnay, Gimblett Gravels

    Pask Declaration Chardonnay, Gimblett Gravels, 2014 75cl

    This Chardonnay has strength and finesse. Rich, warm fruit flavours are supported by fine new oak and creamy yeast flavours. Lemon fruit characters will integrate further, producing an elegant, well-textured Chardonnay.

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    £14.90
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  2. Pask Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay

    Pask Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, 2017 75cl

    An outgoing, aromatic and refreshing wine, packed with gooseberry fruit. What sets this apart is an herbaceous character not common with New Zealand Sauvignon.

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    £10.92
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    £12.60
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  3. Pask Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay

    Pask Chardonnay, Hawkes Bay, 2014 75cl

    Intense citrus aromas and flavours are apparent in this full-flavoured and elegant unoaked Chardonnay.

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    £9.73
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    £11.00
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  4. Pask Merlot, Gimblett Road

    Pask Merlot, Gimblett Gravels, 2014 75cl

    This is a wonderfully fruity, fragrant Merlot. Garnet colour, with a vibrant hue. Dark plummy notes are to be found on the nose, alongside woody herbs such as thyme, mingling with savoury, gamey aromas. Medium to full bodied with bold tannins and a rounded finish.

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    £12.54
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  5. Pask Syrah, Gimblett Road

    Pask Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, 2013 75cl

    This wine is rich and elegant with white pepper and violet aromas. Blackberry and raspberry on the palate with hints of cherry and fine oak.

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  6. Pask Declaration Syrah, Gimblett Road, 2010

    Pask Declaration Syrah, Gimblett Gravels, 2013 75cl

    This award winning Syrah is soft yet complex. Delicate pepper and spice flavours are integrated with cigar-like oak influences. Finely structured with ripe, supple tannins, this harmonious wine will develop beautifully with bottle maturation.

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    £21.90
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    £24.95
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    £18.25
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  7. Pask Sauvignon Blanc, Omahu Road New Zealand (Half Bottle)

    Pask Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay New Zealand (Half Bottle), 2016 37.5cl

    An outgoing, aromatic and refreshing wine, packed with gooseberry fruit. What sets this apart is an herbaceous character not common with New Zealand Sauvignon.

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    £5.47
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    £6.50
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    £4.56
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