Matt Thomson & Hamish Clark
Omahu Road, Gimblett Gravels wine growing region, Hawke’s Bay.
Soils: Vigour moderating free draining gravel.
Topography: Flat even site with a gradual slope.
Climate: Warm, sheltered site.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
Warm days and cooler nights with gravel rich vigour-moderating soils contribute to small berries which give this wine concentrated flavours, perfume and a deep rich colour.
The outstanding fruit was sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing area of Hawkes Bay. The vigour moderating, free draining gravel provides a superb base for growing Cabernet and Merlot. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the structure and full aromatic profile that Cabernet and Merlot can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.