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Reserve Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Merlot

Deeply coloured, the nose displays fragrant red plum, berry fruit and violet aromas enhanced by subtle oak. Blending with a small percentage of Malbec has introduced complexing spice and blackberry fruit notes. An elegant wine which will mature gracefully, gaining further complexity with careful cellaring.

 Producer Villa Maria
 Region Hawke's Bay
 Country New Zealand
 Varietals Merlot
 Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2009

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About the Producer

Villa Maria
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Villa Maria

Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

From a one-man band to a global brand in just 50 years. In 1961, at just 21 years of age, George leased five acres of land from his father in Mangere, Auckland and started off with just an acre of vines. He harvested his first grapes in 1962 and made his first wine under the name Villa Maria. Throughout...

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