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.
$24.99 per bottle. Sold by the bottle and in packs of 6
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The colour is a medium red, vibrant and youthful. It showcases a nose of raspberries and red fruit with peppery undertones. On the palate, the wine is mouth-filling, soft with flavours of red berries, jam, pepper and spice with an underlying acidity providing freshness and length. Delicious as a young wine, it will nevertheless offer excellent cellaring potential.
Download tasting notes: 2018
Enjoy with smoked and BBQ dishes, either vegetarian or red meats. Also an ideal match for middle eastern dishes.
Vineyards and Winemaking
The grapes for this wine were sourced from a selection of Hawkes Bay vineyards, growing in both river gravels and limestone. Intensive viticultural practises allowed us to harvest perfectly ripened grapes from 12 to 25-year-old vines. The individual parcels were destemmed on arrival at the winery and transferred to small open-topped concrete fermenters for fermentation. Once active the ferments were managed by hand with hand plunging employed to gently extract colour and tannin. After a period of post-fermentation maceration the grapes were gently pressed and the wine transferred to French oak barrels for 14 months ageing.