SYRAH 2013 HAWKES BAY
The 2013 Syrah is a blend from both Syrah blocks from our vineyard.
Picking Date: 14 April 2013 (Arataki Block & House Block)
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 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 14.0% Vol
8.3 standard drinks
Dense hue with fresh purple rim.
Lifted fruit, floral with a hint of cherry and white pepper. Subtle oak compliments the fruit giving depth on the nose.
Vibrant fruit leads to integrated oak wrapping the ripe tannins, a soft acidity completes the long finish.