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Esk Valley, Hawkes Bay


This wine is a blend of fruit grown in stony Hawkes Bay vineyard sites. The vines are trained on a VSP trellis and intensively managed, employing shoot thinning, leaf plucking and bunch thinning to produce high quality fruit.


The fruit for this wine was destemmed to concrete open topped fermenters, fermented with indigenous yeasts and then macerated on skins at the completion of fermentation. The young wine then was transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing. After 18 months in barrel the wine is fined with egg whites and bottled.


This is a very ‘varietal’ wine, displaying classic Hawkes Bay Syrah notes of plums, blackberries, pepper and exotic spice notes with subtle oak integration. It is a medium bodied and food friendly style with excellent ageing potential.


Enjoy with red meat dishes.


Enjoy for two to eight years post vintage.

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