Syrah

Mills Reef

Elspeth

Syrah

Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay

2010
Winemakers: Tim Preston and Paul Dawick
Alcohol: 14.0%
AWARDS
Bragato Wine Awards 2012 Bragato Wine Awards 2012
Gold
Sam Kim 2012 Sam Kim 2012
5 Stars
International Wine Challenge 2012 International Wine Challenge 2012
Gold
International Wine Challenge 2012 International Wine Challenge 2012
Trophy
Bragato Wine Awards 2012 Bragato Wine Awards 2012
Trophy
Cameron Douglas Cameron Douglas
5 Stars
Tasting Note

The grapes for this distinguished single-vineyard wine were grown exclusively in our highly regarded Mere Road Vineyard in the renowned Gimblett Gravels of Hawkes Bay.Hand-picked on 6th May at 23.3░ Brix.

The grapes were destemmed, retaining whole berries, which were cold soaked for 4 days prior to fermentation in two batches using selected and indigenous yeasts in 100% French integrale barrels, rotated twice daily. Post fermentation, the wines were allowed 18 days alcohol soak before being pressed off skins and transferred to barrel for 15 months aging in quality French hogsheads (63% new).  This superior wine received no fining and only a light pad filtration before bottling on 17th November 2011 under Stelvin screwcap.

This stunning Gimblett Gravels Syrah is deep, dark and complex, bursting with juicy fleshy blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, spicy black pepper, smoky leather and caramel, all seamlessly integrated on a smooth supple palate. A luscious and refine wine that is immensely enjoyable now or will flourish with cellaring.

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