2011 The Gabion, Matakana

2011 The Gabion, Matakana


The Gabion, named ‘Rachel’s Block’, along with the yet-to-be-released 2011 vintage (the block name still to be announced). The wines bear more than a passing resemblance to high quality Right Bank Bordeaux reds.

Varieties:  Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Vintage:  2011
Country:  New Zealand
Region:  Matakana
Alcohol: 13.5%

The Gabion Vineyard is situated at Te Kie Point at the south end of Omaha on the Matakana Coast, and is owned by Mark Ching, a significant operator in the shipping industry. The vineyard site which measures just over 2 ha has 1.7 ha of vines, 69% to Cabernet Franc and 31% to Merlot. The vineyard was established in 2002 with planting to 2004 to release the first vintage in 2006.

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