2019 Easthope Gamay, Hawke’s Bay
Rose petal, raspberry and forest floor notes combine for a captivating aroma. The palate beguiles with those same characters layered on top of a firm yet velveteen texture.
This is our first single vineyard Gamay offering from the Quinn’s meticulously managed ‘Two Terraces Vineyard’ in Maraekakaho. The artisanal technique of fermenting as whole bunches with traditional foot stomping, followed by maturation in a combination of seasoned oak puncheons and our stone egg tanks has produced a wine with an ethereal combination of fruit, mineral, floral and herbal elements.
Country: New Zealand
Region: Maraekakaho, Hawke’s Bay
Perched above the Ngaruroro River in the Mangatahi district of Hawke’s Bay, our land is the foundation for our young family to grow and is the essence of our wines.
We treasure freedom over approval. Our wines are not burdened by expectation or convention.
We tread lightly on our land, whereby viticulture is only a small part of the overall ecology. In the winery, we only do that which is necessary. This results in wines uncluttered by artefact or fashion. Instead they transparently convey their site and vintage derived character.
Our real challenge is to create the time and space to reflect and enjoy this wonderful place with our children, family and friends.