Syrah needs heat. Our 2020 Syrah soaked up more than enough of the suns rays to get to that fully ripe ‘dimpled’ stage that has become the hallmark of ultra-premium Hawke’s Bay Syrah.
Once picked, the grapes were de-stemmed into an open topped fermenter. The wine was gently plunged and pumped over throughout fermentation to aid flavour and colour extraction. The wine spent a total of 28 days on skins before it was pressed off into French oak barrels consisting of 15% new oak. The wine was then left to age for 12 months in barrel.
Aromas of boysenberry, raspberry, blueberry, tamarillo, black pepper, and spice lead into bold and intense palate brimming with red fruits. This is a rich, flavoursome, mouth filling Syrah that’s only going to get better with age.