2018 TESTIFY Red Blend, Hawke’s Bay
This wine reflects a single vineyard Malbec dominant blend 80% with 20% Merlot which was grown organically on the famous Gimblett Gravels appellation.
The nose is dense with brooding violets, dark spices, wet stone with hints of tobacco, all spice, cloves and brambleberries. The front palate is soft and lush rising to a firm acidity yet fine tannins in the mid palate. The wine finish clean and fresh with lingering stony tannins hints of plum and sweet fruit notes.