Tiny family Hawke’s Bay producer Bilancia justified their enthusiasm for hillside planting in the Gimblett Gravels area with a couple of excellent wines.
Hawke’s Bay’s rain-affected 2018 vintage has been unfairly slated according to Warren Gibson.
Representatives from 13 wineries and five wine regions visited Auckland bearing bottles of syrah.
My latest chardonnay tasting of 118 wines yielded 17 wines scoring gold-ribbon or above; another 19 scoring 93 to 94 points.
One of the more intriguing packs of wine samples that have arrived in recent weeks was four different vintages of Yarra Valley Chardonnay on the new Leheny Gibson label.
Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association put together a selection of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines.