The Nest 2021
The Gimblett Gravels Range
Our Gimblett Gravels fruit was handpicked and gently handled to ensure skins were not torn or seeds crushed as we destemmed and moved the grapes to our small fermenting vats, then basket pressed. We allowed the natural yeast on the grape skins to carry out the ferment and hand plunged as required to ensure the ripe fruit flavours and texture were balanced by fine structural tannins. The Nest spent 18 months in small French oak barrels, 30% of were new.
53% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Malbec
"Medium deep crimson. Intense dark plum, dark cherry, espresso aromas with vanilla notes. Well balanced and classical in structure with superb pure dark plum, cassis fruits, fine animated grainy tannins, well integrated vanilla / touch marzipan notes and lovely linear freshness. Finishes claret firm with a plume of tannins. Most impressive with lovely definition, richness and precision. Drink now - 2032"- 97 points Andrew Caillard MW