The Gimblett Gravels sub-region is known for its deep, free draining gravel soils in a unique microclimate. Soils were deposited by the Ngaruroro River as it changed course over many thousands of years. Their low fertility and excellent drainage give small crops of grapes with highly concentrated flavours and aromas. Made from estate-grown grapes from the Tin Shed and Gimblett Stones vineyards. Hand harvested and fermented in separate batches before blending. A range of maceration periods were used to increase complexity. 25% whole bunches were included in the ferments. A very small percentage of viognier skins were included in some batches, further adding texture. The wine was aged for 14 months in a mixture of new and older French oak
The 2019 Syrah has a deep and youthful vibrant crimson colour. Wild raspberry, blueberry, cracked pepper and hints of vanilla bean show on the nose. Powerful and balanced ripe tannins give the wine great savoury structure.
Stunning Hawkes Bay Classic!