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Pask Gimblett Gravels Sauvignon Blanc 2018

24 October,2018

Pask Winery is a Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay wine producer best known for its Bordeaux-varietal red wines, Chardonnay and Syrah. Chris Pask was the pioneer in the district with his Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon fruit planted at the start of the 1980s, and his initial reds from these received critical acclaim. As with most growers in emerging areas, Chris explored other varieties, and Viognier is one of the more notably successful. It probably is not well-known but according to winemaker Paul Smith, the 52+ ha estate has just under 4 ha of Sauvignon Blanc, planted by Chris at a quarter of a century of age.


Pask Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand – Hawke’s Bay


Bright, light straw-yellow colour with a little depth, paler on the edge. The nose is softly full with gently fresh aromas of tropical fruits and green stonefruits along with nuances of passionfruit and gooseberries, forming a moderately concentrated core, unfolding soft notes of fresh herbs. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit is a little restrained in expression, showing tropical fruits, green stonefruits and herbs along with gooseberry notes and hints of passionfruit. The mouthfeel is soft and the palate has a rounded core with weight and presence. The wine flows smoothly, with light slippery and zesty acidity carrying the wine to a lingering finish. This is a Sauvignon Blanc with restrained flavours of tropical fruit, herbs and green stonefruits on a crisp, slippery palate with good presence and length. Match with salads and vegetables, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2 years. Estate fruit from the Gimblett Gravels fermented in stainless-steel to 11.5% alc. and 3 g/L RS, the wine aged 2 months on gross lees. 17.0+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $18.00

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