RESERVE SYRAH 2013 HAWKES BAY
The 2013 Reserve Syrah is the first release of a reserve wine from our vineyard.
Picking Date: 14 April 2013
The house block consistently shows a depth and structure that captures the essence of Hawkes Bay Syrah at its best. The 2013 vintage has been hailed as one of the best vintages in the last 25 years. Meticulous vineyard management, hand picked and sorting presented the winery with spectacular fruit in pristine condition. Hand plunged in open top fermenters, basket pressed followed by extended maturation in 50% new French oak.
Bottled under screwcap
Alc 14.0% Vol
8.3 standard drinks
Dense hue with fresh purple rim.
Ripe fruit, plum with a hint of dark cherry. Toasty oak compliments the fruit giving depth on the nose.
Concentrated and vibrant fruit leads to fine expressive oak wrapping the dense tannins, a soft acidity completes the long finish.