Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016

This is a very deeply coloured wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes of dark berry fruits, pepper and exotic spices with a subtle oak integration. It is soft and full bodied, enjoyable in its youth but with excellent ageing potential.

Description

VINEYARD DESCRIPTION

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.

 

WINEMAKING

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.

 

WINEMAKER’S COMMENT

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.

 

FOOD MATCH

Enjoy with red meat and game dishes.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Region: Hawkes Bay

Varieties: 100% Syrah

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.54

Total acidity: 6.6gL

Maturation: 17 months in French oak. A mix of barriques and 600 litre demi muids.. 15% new.

Residual sugar: Nil

Barcode: 9414416507106

 

Fined with free range eggs, traces may remain. Contains sulphites. Suitable for gluten free diets.

$24.99

Price Breaks 6-100 $21.24 each

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