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Crofters Syrah 2020

$25.00

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.

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Description

Wine

Colour: Deep, ruby red colour.
Aromatics: A subtle bouquet with black fruit, oak and a savoury note.
Palate:  This wine is medium bodied, with rich fruit flavours including black berry and dark cherries, a smooth mouthfeel and soft tannins

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Mere Road and Roy’s Hill.
Variety: Syrah (Clones – Stonecroft and 470)
Harvest: Hand harvested 7th April 2020
Vinification: Ferrmented in open-top stainless steel fermenters followed by maturation in seasoned oak for 17 months.
Bottled: 15th October 2021.
Analysis: Alc 12.5% vol.

Closure: Screwcap.
Fining: Fined with egg.
Production:  700 cases.
Cellaring Potential: Up to 5 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg
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95 points. There’s an immediate varietal lift and fruit intensity, a varietal core of dark raspberries and natural vineyard spices, a stony mineral quality and layers of baking spices and wood scents. Youthful, fresh, ripe, a whisper of reductive complexity,along with a noticeable power and intensity. Dry and very expressive with textures from tannins and a back bone of acidity, spice, fruit and toasty barrel qualities. Youthful, complex, lengthy and delicious. Best drinking from 2023 through 2033. Fantastic value.

Cameron Douglas

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Full of drink-young charm, this organic red was matured for 17 months in French oak casks. Fresh and vibrantly fruity, it is an elegant, very harmonious wine, with strong, plummy, spicy flavours, savoury notes adding complexity and gentle tannins.

Michael Cooper