The earth, fruits and florals all get expression here—scorched earth, dark plum, and herbs combine for an incredibly intense and complex bouquet. The palate is multilayered, with dry tannins, good acidic structure and integrated oak notes.
points of distinction
Like southern Rhône vineyards, Gimblett Gravels is covered by stones that absorb the day's heat to radiate it at night, promoting exceptional ripeness.
Shows alluring, Rhône-style aromas and flavors of blue and black fruits, exotic spices and black pepper.
Red wines from the Gimblett Gravels vineyard have a rich, ripe and elegant style, and fine tannins.
Le Sol is Wine Advocate’s highest scoring New Zealand wine and its only New Zealand wine to be rated over 95 points.