100% Grenache from a small one hectare planting in Villa Maria's Ngakirikiri Vineyard located in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay.
A very late-ripening variety sourced from 16-year-old vines, the fruit was hand-picked and matured for 11 months in 30% new French oak barrels of varying sizes.
Grenache is one of the most widely planted red varieties in the world, but is exceptionally rare in New Zealand. This Cellar Selection wine is wonderfully ripe and fragrant, overflowing with perfumed cherry, liquorice, and violet characters. Supple tannins provide a lovely rich mouthfeel; displays finesse and approachability through to its long finish.
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