"The trademarks of Hawke’s Bay are well and truly on show. Overt black pepper, a shot of graphite, plenty of black cherried fruit and assertive, spicy tannin. It’s dry, it’s peppery, it lays out the ground rules and then milks the moment."
Deep garnet with a vibrant purple hue. Classic Gimblett Gravels Syrah aromatics with black fruit notes, sandalwood and freshly cracked black pepper. Subtle and delicious on the palate with ripe dark berries and a long elegant mouthfeel and fine dusty finish to the tannins.
El Niño. Cool & wet start with a warm finish to summer.
42 hl/ha average
Open top stainless steel tanks
French oak barriques, 5%
Deep garnet with a vibrant purple hue. Fresh boysenberries and blackberries combine with freshly cracked black pepper and baking spices for an attractive nose. A burst of red and black berries on palate entry with fine grained dusty tannins which carry long to the soft, savoury finish.
Hawke’s Bay’s Gimblett Gravels are deep and porous which reduces vigorous growth and decreases heat retention. This allows the fruit on the vines to ripen perfectly and gives Syrah from the region the world-class distinction of wines with sensational elegance and beautifully defined aromatics. The region was once an ancient river bed, and our Gimblett Gravels vineyard has been planted following the old river flows to ensure uniformity of gravel depth and optimum ripeness.