2018 Impression Red

Merlot/Cabernet/Franc

Attractive floral, dark black fruits and forest floor notes. Soft and moreish. Fine lingering tannins with a lovely savoury finish.

Vintage
2018 growing season started very warm and dry ending in a very hot summer producing concentrated, aromatic reds.

Vineyards
Apex Vineyard, Bridge Pa and Fernhill Vineyard, Fernhill gravels

Winemaking
Hand picked in batches by varietal and destemmed with 100% whole berries
Cold soaked for 4-5 days and fermented in small open top fermenters
18 months in old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered.

pH 3.65 TA 6.5g/L Alc 13.5%v/v

 

$30.00

PAST VINTAGES – Impression Red
Recommended Cellaring, drink on release or be rewarded with further cellaring 5-7+ years from date of vintage.

2017 Impression Red

Vintage
The 2017 season began as an ideal growing season. Moderate temperatures during spring with minimal frost risk and good flowering led to an extremely dry summer. Above average temperatures in January and February ensured we were on track for a great vintage. March, April and May brought unsettled weather with high humidity and heavy rainfall posing many challenges.

Vineyards
Apex, Bridge Pa, Hawke’s Bay.

pH 3.65 TA 6.5 Alc 13.5% v/v.

Reviews
4.5 STARS - 2019 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Wine Writer - Michael Cooper
92/100 - The Real Review - Bob Campbell - Master of Wine
2016 Impression Red

Vintage
The 2016 growing season in Hawke’s Bay was slow to start, with a cool, late Spring. The Summer that followed brought consistently warm days from January through to March which meant the vines caught up and vintage although later was back on track. The Bordeaux Reds from this vintage are very approachable at a young age, exhibiting soft, rich, dark fruits and lovely structure and depth.

Vineyards
Gimblett Road, Bridge Pa, Hawke’s Bay.

pH 3.65 TA 6.5 Alc 13.5% v/v.

Reviews
4.5 STARS - 2019 Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Wine Writer - Michael Cooper
2015 Impression Red

Vintage
The 2015 growing season in Hawke’s Bay was cooler, resulting in longer hang time. The resulting wines show evidence of a cooler growing season with fresh acidity and vibrant redder fruit tones.

Vineyards
Gimblett Road, Bridge Pa, Hawke’s Bay

pH 3.65 TA 6.5g/l Alc 13.5 %v/v

Reviews
4 STARS Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines Michael Cooper
2014 Impression Red

Vintage
The 2014 vintage in Hawke’s Bay was a very warm growing season following hot on the heels of the excellent 2013 vintage. Consistently warm temperatures were experienced from budburst through to ripening.

The resulting wines show beautiful approachability, depth and richness at an early age.

Vineyards
Gimblett Road, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay.

pH 3.65 TA 6.5g/l Alc 13.5 %v/v

Reviews
4 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Wine Writer - Michael Cooper
2012 Impression Red

Vintage
The 2012 vintage in Hawkes Bay was a very cool, wet, growing season, one of the most challenging, signifying the need for meticulous canopy management to ensure optimum physiological ripeness.

Vineyards
Gimblett Road, Hawke’s Bay

pH 3.65 TA 6.6g/l Alc 13.5 %v/v

Reviews
4 STARS – Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines - Wine Writer - Michael Cooper