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Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014

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 Hawkes Bay vineyard sites. 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 both stainless steel and concrete 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 November 2015.

 

WINEMAKER’S COMMENT

This is a very deeply coloured and ‘varietal’ wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes including dark berry fruits, pepper and exotic spice notes with a subtle oak integration. It is a full bodied and food friendly style, enjoyable in its youth but with excellent ageing potential.

 

FOOD MATCH

Enjoy with red meat and game dishes.

 

IDEAL DRINKING

2016 – 2020

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Region: Hawkes Bay

Varieties: 100% Syrah

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.92

Total acidity: 6.45gL

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.

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