Vintage 2014 was fabulous on the Gimblett Gravels. We harvested our Syrah block on 29/3/14 and the fruit was trucked to Auckland. Post primary fermentation the wine was pressed to a stainless tank for malolactic fermentation and then went off to French oak (20% new) for elevage. The wine received three rackings during its ten months in oak and finally came out of barrel on 28/5/15. It received a light fining and was bottled in December 2015.
“Medium deep colour. Sage herb blackberry, aniseed aromas with savoury notes. Well concentrated slightly sweet fruited/ sweet, fine supple chalky textures and underlying savoury notes. Finishes long and flavourful. Attractive wine to drink. 91+ points.” Andrew Caillard MW
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