For leading Master of Wine Andrew Caillard choosing a top 12 selection to internationally represent a unique region is always a fine challenge.
In terms of the 2017 vintage from across Hawke’s Bay’s Gimblett Gravels the challenge was a slightly daunting one as the conditions that year made the vintage a difficult one to produce.
But as the Sydney-based wine master said, the winemakers across Gimblett Gravels excelled and he applauded the way they “rose to the challenge” and as a result produced a selection of “exemplary wines”.
He has been the independent selector of the Gimblett Gravels Reds top 12 for all 10 vintages since 2008 and as he has in the past, came away hugely impressed — more so given what the winemakers had to deal with that year.
Photo: Leading master of wine Andrew Caillard at work sampling and choosing Gimblett Gravels top 12 2017 vintage reds.
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Posted: 31 May 2019