Grape Varietals: 45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache & 20% Syrah
Growing Region: Coteaux Varois en Provence, France
Chief Winemaker: Jean Louis Bavay

I have had the pleasure to be involved with Château Routas for over a decade now. Château Routas is situated at the center of the Coteaux Varois en Provence, about an hour drive north of Bandol. Varois is gaining recognition as a serious wine region through the efforts of quality focused wineries like Château Routas. The sustainable wine-growing estate has 260 hectares encompassing vineyards, wheat fields, olive trees.

 

Grape Varietals: 60% Merlot & 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Peter Robertson

I have had the pleasure of knowing Peter and his family for nearly 3 decades. And over this time, Peter’s premium Bordeaux style red wines have been recognised as icon wines not only within Hawke’s Bay - New Zealand, but around the world. Well known and enjoyed by those in the know for all this time. Though over the past decade or so, wine enthusiasts the world over have been paying more attention and enjoying the quality and elegance in his wines.

 

Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Chief Winemaker: Steve Webber

The wine pays tribute to Yarra Valley’s very own opera diva, Dame Nellie Melba, who enchanted the world as Mimi in the opera ‘La Bohème’ - based in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1880’s. The Yarra Valley has a rich history of quality wine production dating over 150 years. When you think of Australia, you think summer and those ancient terra-rossa soils. But we need to be reminded that the Yarra where the fruit for this wine was sourced.

 

Grape Varietals: 49% Merlot, 26% Cabernet & 25% Malbec
Growing Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Head Winemaker: Kate Radburnd

The name of this wine ‘Trilliant’ is in reference to a particular cut of diamond - and a trilliant can be seen on the new Pask logo, which was updated earlier this year. The shield icon communicates three elements - combining the Pask Winery initials, the stones from the Gimblett Gravels, and the trilliant diamond cut, representing the jewel in the crown - their unique vineyards. Kate has only blended 375 cases of this particular vintage.