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Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013
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NZ $55.00
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Qty.
00980

Reserve Hawkes Bay Syrah 2013

CHAMPION SYRAH- NZ INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW 2015 Crafted from handpicked fruit on our steep sided Chalk Ridge vineyard in the Havelock Hills
Winemakers Notes
Our Reserve Syrah is made from fruit from our Chalk Ridge block, just to the south of Havelock North. It is a steep, north facing amphitheatre that is strewn with fossilised limestone. We have used only the ripest fruit from the top of the hill to craft our Reserve Syrah. A tiny amount of Viognier (1%) from the same block was co-fermented with the Syrah to add fragrance and complexity and to help fix the colour. Vintage 2013 was a superb season and the vineyard was in excellent condition at harvest. The wine spent around 12 months in French oak (60% new) before assemblage and bottling.
 
Analysis
Alc 14%
Acid 6.7 g/L
Res sugar 2.0 g/L
pH 3.58

Tasting Notes
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. Full bodied with silken tannins and great length. The fruit in the mid palate lasts and lasts

Cellaring
This wine will drink beautifully from release and then cellar out to around five years in the correct environment.
 
Food Matches
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.  
           
Independent Reviewer’s Comment
“Elegant and accessible Syrah with impressive fruit density without being at all heavy or overpowering. The wine has impressive purity with good acidity and flavours suggesting ripe cherry, plum, chalky/mineral, mocha and powdered chocolate. It has an appealing sinewy texture. Distinctive Syrah from a top vintage.” Bob Campbell, April 2015

 
Awards
CHAMPION NZ SYRAH NZ International Wine Show, Sept 2015
CHAMPION SHIRAZ/SYRAH NZ International Wine Show, Sept 2015
GOLD MEDAL NZ International Wine Show, Sept 2015
GOLD RIBBON/95 POINTS Bob Campbell, April 2015
 

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