This wine is a blend of fruit grown in stony sites within the Gimblett Gravels Winemaking District. The vines are close planted and intensively managed, employing shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning to produce high-quality fruit.
The fruit for this wine was fermented in open topped fermenters with both cultured and indigenous yeasts. The new wine was macerated on skins at the completion of fermentation and then transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing. After 17 months maturation in barrel the individual vineyard parcels were blended and bottled in March 2017.
This is a very deeply coloured wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes of dark berry fruits, pepper and exotic spice notes with a subtle oak integration. It is soft and full bodied, enjoyable in its youth but with excellent ageing potential.
Enjoy with red meat and game dishes.
Region: Hawkes Bay
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Total acidity: 6.6gL
Maturation: 17 months in French oak. A mix of barriques and 600 litre demi muids.. 15% new.
Residual sugar: Nil
Fined with free range eggs, traces may remain. Contains sulphites. Suitable for gluten free diets.