Wine by Variety Red Wines Syrah

Hawkes Bay Syrah 2016

NZ $19.00 incl GST

This skilfully crafted red has bright, youthful colour, good density of ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, savoury notes adding complexity and a well-rounded finish.

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Classic Wines, Hawkes Bay, Syrah


Winemakers Notes
Our 2016 Hawkes Bay Syrah is based on our fruit for our Gimblett Gravels block which was harvested on 7th April 2016 and trucked overnight to Auckland. The parcel was pressed on 27th April 2016 and then the wine rested in tank until 3rd October 2016 when it went off to seasoned oak. It remained in those barrels until 4th July 2017 and was bottled in two passes on 2nd August and 31st October 2017.
Alc 12.5%
Acid 6.8g/L
Res sugar 3.0 g/L
pH 3.46

Tasting Notes
Colour: It is deep, lustrous and bright red.
Bouquet: Masses of red/black fruits, a touch of pepper, some background 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.

Already approachable, but we expect this wine to cellar for a number of years.
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. 
Suggested Wine List Description
A rich and full-bodied wine full of jammy fruit with lashings of black pepper and a long savoury finish.
Independent Reviewer's Comment

‘With its full, bright, youthful colour and plummy, peppery aromas, this is a clearly varietal red. Medium-bodied, it is vibrantly fruity, with good depth of spicy flavours and gentle tannins"

Silver Medal Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, November 2019
Silver Medal Hawke's Bay Wine Awards, October 2018

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