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The Gimblett Gravels

The British love of New Zealand wine continues, and thankfully, I see no end in sight for this love affair. Yet what I have seen is that the UK shopper generally does not think beyond Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc. It's almost as though this has become a brand in it’s own right to the detriment of the country's smaller producers. So in this case I have sought to highlight Gimblett Road and what makes this region different and special.

The British love of New Zealand wine continues, and thankfully, I see no end in sight for this love affair. Yet what I have seen is that the UK shopper generally does not think beyond Marlborough and Sauvignon Blanc. It's almost as though this has become a brand in it’s own right to the detriment of the country's smaller producers. So in this case I have sought to highlight Gimblett Road and what makes... read more.

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We have worked with the wines from Pask for many years and the consistently reliable quality of these wines is all down to the hard work of Kate Radburnd, the lead winemaker.

So what makes the Gimblett Gravels situated in Hawkes bay on New Zealand's North Island so special? The district is strictly determined by the gravelly soils laid down by the old Ngaruroro River and makes up an area covering some 800 hectares. To define the wines they have been heavily influenced by the French concept of terrior with the unique soil types of the region having a defining influence on the finished wine.

The Sauvignon Blanc’s produced in the Hawkes Bay region are markedly different from those further south in Marlborough for a number of reasons. Aside from the soil types the main one is that Hawkes bay is closer to the equator and therefore the vineyards are warmer. This leads to a higher level of sugar ripeness in the grapes and therefore a rounder, fuller wine with less intense acidity and more tropical fruit flavours.

Notes On Pask

The internationally acclaimed Pask Winery has been solidly building their reputation for over 25 years, gaining national and international trophies and gold medal success for their world class wines. Owned by three families, Benton, Pask and Radburnd, the essence of this business lies in their renowned Gimblett Road vineyards in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Chief Winemaker and MD, Kate Radburnd leads a talented team dedicated to skillful wine making, producing a comprehensive range of wines based on fruit purity, texture and degrees of complexity.

 

 

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  1. Pask Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay

    Pask Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, 2015 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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  2. Pask Merlot, Gimblett Road

    Pask Merlot, Gimblett Road, 2013 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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