Alluviale 2012 Hawke’s Bay Whites and Red

Committed to producing Bordeaux-styled wines from Hawke’s Bay, David Ramonteu and Kate Galloway operate Alluviale combining their traditional French and New World modern approaches to winemaking. The white wines, which range from dry to sweet, depending on the vintage conditions come from two vineyards in the cooler Mangatahi sub-region and the fruit for the red wine comes from two certified organic vineyards on Gimblett Road. The wines to date have shown the elegance and stylishness which have made the Bordeaux styles classics for the world.

The 2012 vintage has been acknowledged by David and Kate as a very challenging one because of the lack of sunshine and rain. However, their experience, careful and thoughtful decisions and work based on a holistic approach involving organics and biodynamics, combined with hand-picking and optical sorting, gave them pristine fruit for wines which they are proud of. I review these 2012 wines here.


  • Alluviale ‘Blanc’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Alluviale Gimblett Road Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
  • Alluviale ‘Tardif’ Hawke’s Bay Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Alluviale ‘Anobli’ Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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