Taking it’s name from the fluted basalt boulders that solemnly surround our volcanic hilltop vineyards, Gravestone is bequeathed upon the finest blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon we are blessed with each vintage.
- NZ - Other New Zealand
- New Zealand
Blended of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the 2010 Gravestone gives delicate, moderately intense grapefruit peel, orange blossom and under-ripe pineapple aromas. Medium bodied, dry and with refreshing acidity, there’s a nice suggestion of toastiness on the palate and a long creamy finish. Rating 89 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (OCT/2011)
91-93 Points 4.5 Stars, Sam Kim Wine Orbit Sep 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Classic Sémillon characters of chalk dust and fresh herbs with complex fennel bulb characters from the wild Sauvignon.
The palate is focused and structured with tense acidity and ripe fruit tannins giving persistence and clarity.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal, Decanter Wine Awards 2011