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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pask 'Declaration' Cabernet/ Merlot/ Malbec 2007

Grape Variety: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot & 22% Malbec
 
Growing Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
 
Head Winemaker: Kate Radburnd
 
TASTING NOTE:
Pask's 'Declaration' wines are crafted by Kate and her team in only exceptional vintages from prime parcels of fruit selected off their Gimblett Gravels vines.
In 2007 - Hawke’s Bay experienced favourable weather conditions throughout most of the growing season. They enjoyed a fine, warm Indian summer where selected bunches achieved what Kate describes as ultimate fruit maturity. Both yield and quality of the fruit was exceptional making the 2007 vintage for Pask a stand out.
The 3 different grape varieties used in this blend were harvested separately from their Gimblett Road vineyards and de-stemmed with minimal crushing and transferred into closed fermenters. Each parcel of fruit went through a slow, warm fermentation on skins extracting maximum colour, aroma and flavour profile. The wine then aged for 18 months in new French and American oak barriques for further palate development.
In the glass you have a deep red colour, thinning now with age towards the edges. The wine has a good aroma of dark berry fruits and a spiced, baked fruitcake note. On the palate, new layers reveal subtle earthy notes combine with tobacco characters and the heart of rich berry flavours. The spicy notes from the nose carry through the palate, mixed with oak and cassis characters all supported nicely by fine tannins, giving the wine structure and balance. Decant for 30-45 minutes and serve at 16-18ºC.
 
CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this coming season; and also over the next 2-3 years.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with roast beef, seasoned steak, bbq’d meats and hard cheeses, enjoy.
 
An approachable, full flavoured red wine.
 
    
 

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