SYRAH 2013 HAWKES BAY

The 2013 Syrah is a blend from both Syrah blocks from our vineyard.

Picking Dates: 14 April 2013 (Arataki Block & House Block)

The 2013 vintage has be hailed as one of the best vintages in the last 25 years. Meticulous vineyard management, hand picked and sorting presented the winery with fruit in pristine condition. Hand plunged in open top fermenters, basket pressed followed by extended maturation in French oak. The wine was blended from individual components in March 2015 after 18 months in new and seasoned French oak.

Bottled under screwcap.
Alc 14% Vol
8.3 standard drinks

Tasting Notes

See

Dense hue with fresh purple rim.

Smell

Lifted fruit, floral with a hint of cherry and white pepper. Subtle oak compliments the fruit giving depth on the nose.

Taste

Vibrant fruit leads to integrated oak wrapping the ripe tannins, a soft acidity completes the long finish.