Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016

The colour is a medium red, vibrant and youthful. It showcases a nose of raspberries with peppery undertones. On the palate, the wine is mouth-filling, soft with flavours of red berries, jam, pepper and spice but with an underlying acidity providing freshness and length. Delicious as a young wine, it will nevertheless offer excellent cellaring potential.

Description

VINEYARD DECRIPTION
The grapes for this wine were sourced from two vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels Winegrowing District; Cornerstone and Omahu Gravels. Their warm stony soils provide excellent drainage with very little water retention, ideal for growing high-quality red grapes. Intensive viticulture including shoot and bunch thinning allowing us to harvest perfectly ripened grapes from these now 15 - 25-year old vines.

WINEMAKING
The individual hand picked parcels were destemmed to individual 85-year old concrete fermenters and then fermented with a mix of wild and cultured yeasts. Hand plunging was employed for colour and tannin extraction. A period of post-fermentation maceration was employed before the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months.

FOOD MATCH
Enjoy with red meat dishes especially those with middle eastern flavours.

IDEAL DRINKING
2017 - 2025

TECHNICAL DETAILS
Region: Gimblett Gravels Variety: Syrah Oak Use: 14 months in French oak barriques and puncheons. Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.51 Total Acidity: 6.45gL Residual Sugar: 0.0gL

$24.99

Price Breaks 6-100 $21.24 each

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