This wine is based on our Chalk Ridge block, just to the south of Havelock North. It is a steep, north facing amphitheatre that is strewn with fossilised limestone. A dash of Viognier from the same block (0.89%) was co-fermented with the Syrah to add fragrance and to help fix the colour. A small amount of Gimblett Gravels Syrah was also included to add more complexity.
|Res sugar||3.0 g/L|
|Colour:||A beautiful deep purple/red, with a dense, dark core and bright, flashing purple rim.|
|Bouquet:||The essence of Hawkes Bay Syrah: masses of black fruits, a touch of pepper, some meatiness and lovely, savoury oak.|
|Palate:||A beautifully structured wine. Medium to full bodied with silken tannins and great length. The fruit in the mid palate lasts and lasts.|
Already approachable, but we expect this wine to cellar for a number of years.
The soft tannins, ripe fruit flavours, black pepper and spice make this wine a great accompaniment to many meat dishes such as lamb, venison, beef and game. The bolder and more complex style means that it will stand up to richer flavours and accompaniments.
Suggested wine list description
A rich and full-bodied wine full of dark fruit flavours with lashings of black pepper and a long savoury finish.