This Syrah is a selection of fruit from our vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels. With this wine we are aiming for a fruit driven wine which is approachable soon after bottling.
Colour: Deep, ruby red colour.
Aromatics: A fruity bouquet with red and black fruit, pepper and hints of sweet spice.
Palate: This wine is medium bodied wine, with red and black fruit flavours, a smooth mouthfeel and soft tannins.
Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Roy’s Hill and Corner Vineyards.
Variety: Syrah (Clones – MS, Chave and 174)
Harvest: Hand harvested between the 4th and 11th April 2019
Vinification: Ferrmented in open-top stainless steel fermenters followed by maturation in barrel (50% in seasoned French oak) and tank.
Bottled: 13th February 2020.
Analysis: Alc 12% vol.
Fining: Fined with egg.
Production: 700 cases.
Cellaring Potential: Up to 5 years.
As a drink-young style of Hawke's Bay Syrah, this is hard to beat. Certified organic, it is highly fragrant, fresh, medium-bodied and supple, with plummy, spicy flavours, showing excellent ripeness, density and harmony. Fine value.
92 points. Bright, lively syrah with plum, dark berry, cassis, black pepper, liquorice and anise flavours, with an attractive backbone of pleasing acidity. The wine is certainly approachable now but there's no rush. Good value at this price.
92 points. Really attractive bouquet with aromas of dark raspberry and fresh black currant, violet and blue fruits, fresh black pepper and brown wood spices. On the palate - firm textures with abundant tannins and a back bone of acidity, flavours of dark berries reflect the nose then clove and and toasty wood flavours then pepper. Balanced and well made, firm, youthful and fresh. Best drinking from early 2021 through 2025.