Vidal Soler Wines

Vidal Soler Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

— 2017 —

This perfumed 100% Cabernet Sauvignon shows classic aromatics of blackcurrant, graphite and savoury oak. Dark fruit, integrated French oak and background dried
herbs combine on a finely textured palate showing elegance and length of flavour. An age-worthy wine.

$34.99 ea

Buy 6: $29.74 ea

In keeping with our estate’s small batch winemaking philosophy, blocks were harvested, fermented and matured in individual batches to capture the uniqueness of each parcel. The grapes were fermented and macerated on skins before being pressed and matured in tank and barrel (15% new French Oak). Individual parcels underwent malolactic fermentation and 15 months maturation before bottling to evolve the wine’s character and flavour while softening the tannins. Merlot 69%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26% and Malbec 5%.

ALCOHOL: 13.0%
PH 3.55


The 2016 growing season was highlighted for its warm and settled/dry harvest period. These seasonal characteristics follows on from the
excellent vintages of 2013 and 2014. The seasonal characteristics combined with quality vineyards, typified by free draining, infertile, gravelly soils and low yields allowed us to harvest fruit exhibiting purity, ripeness and fine tannin.

“An easy-drinking blend…fruity and smooth, with fresh berry, herb and spice flavours and a touch of complexity.”

Vidal Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Michael Cooper