The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

Sacred Hill releases 2015 Special Selection reds

Sacred Hill has announced the addition of three red wines from the 2015 vintage to its Special Selection collection – a category reserved strictly for the pinnacle of the craft. To be deemed worthy for Special Selection status, the wine is only produced in outstanding vintages from top quality fruit.

The Special Selection reds, which are available now, are all from the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay and include the Helmsman – a tightly bound, elegant yet powerful red wine; the Deerstalkers Syrah – intensely coloured with tremendous depth of flavour; and the Brokenstone – a wine with mouth-filling richness and meaty

Born from Hawke’s Bay vineyards and optimum conditions, all three wines were fermented in small open-topped fermenters, then aged in French oak for maximum balance, structure and flavour.

“Our Gimblett Gravels reds have proven themselves again and again at blind tastings around the world and this vintage is proving to be one of our finest,” says Sacred Hill Winemaker, Jack Cornes.

“2015 was our third sensational vintage in a row and it’s in vintages like these that we really get to capture the essence of the vineyards and let the varieties shine through. These wines will definitely reward
those who wait – if they have patience!”

The Special Selection collection is available from selected wine stores and Quench Collective and can enjoyed now or cellared for 10-15 years.