80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
1177 Bottles produced a year
Gaby cuvee is a special selection of plots on the estate, limestone soil, south facing hills. Plowing with horse and harvest by hand.
Awarded 92 points by James Suckling
Best of Bordeaux Mixed Case -
A case of 6 Bordeaux wines including white, red and rose.
This case includes:
2 x Chateau Haut Peyruguet, Bordeaux, White
2 x Chateau Auguste, Bordeaux, Rose
2 x Chateau Gaby, Princess Gaby, Red
The 20h.a. Ward Valley Estate vineyard was planted in 2008 from bare pasture land by James Leary and Freddy Davison, a 4th generation South Islander. They searched for the perfect vineyard site around the lower Awatere Valley and found a unique terroir in Ward.
The vineyard site was chosen as the soil structure is mainly clay based, with hard papa subsoil, gravels and clay loam.These denser, water retentive clay soils, combined with a cooler climate than the northern end of Marlborough made the site perfectly suited t o growing Pinot Noir. The long dry summer in Ward reduces pest and disease pressure while the hot 30 degree + days and cool nights allow balance in ripening process.