Vidal Legacy Wines

Magnum Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013

— 2013 —

2013 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay vintage and will go down in history as one of the regions greatest. Warm, dry and settled conditions prevailed throughout the season allowing picking decisions to be based purely on flavour and balance. Naturally low yielding vines combined with early season “green harvesting” and meticulous canopy management throughout the season have rewarded us with perfect ripeness, flavour development, concentration and tannin maturity.

 Fruit for this wine was grown entirely in our premium Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District vineyards where the soil is made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. These naturally free-draining, low vigour and “lean” sites combined with detailed vineyard knowledge and the ideal growing season of 2013 has produced a wine of international standard showing intensity, texture and depth of flavour.

$169.99 ea

Buy 6: $144.49 ea

Destemmed and crushed: 100%
Cap management: Hand plunged
Fermentation vessels: Open top fermenters
Fermentation temperature: 30-34˚C
Time on skins: 27 days
Maturation: 19 months in French barrique; 50% new
Fining: Minimal egg white
Filtration: Minimal
Bottled 27th March 2015, 525 cases produced
Cellaring Potential 10+ years

Varieties: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Merlot Total acidity: 6.34gL
Alcohol: 13.5% Residual sugar: Nil
pH: 3.6 Barcode: 9414416101601

Vineyard

Fruit for this wine was grown entirely in our premium Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District vineyards where the soil is made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. These naturally free-draining, low vigour and “lean” sites combined with detailed vineyard knowledge and the ideal growing season of 2013 has produced a wine of international standard showing intensity, texture and depth of flavour.