Mills Reef



Gimblett Gravels

Winemakers: Tim Preston & Paul Dawick
Alcohol: 12.5%
Raymond Chan 2018 Raymond Chan 2018
Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2018 Hawkes Bay Wine Awards 2018
Tasting Note

This superior wine was sourced from grapes grown entirely on our Mere Road vineyard in the Hawkes Bay wine growing region. This rising-star variety was harvested in optimum condition at 19.5o Brix

Four parcels from carefully chosen rows were vinified separately. After a two day cold soak to extract important colour and flavour components, the musts were fermented with selected yeasts in open top and closed top stainless steel vats with diligent cap management, before being pressed off skins. The wine was aged for nine months in quality oak, 56% French and 44% American of which 29% was new wood. The two parcels were brought together on 31 January 2018. The final wine was egg white fined, then filtered just before bottling during February 2018, under Stelvin screw cap.

This delicious Syrah conveys boysenberry fruit and white pepper spice, with a hint of liquorice, whilst ageing in quality oak barrels has conferred depth,
supple tannins and fine earthy notes. A lovely complex wine to accompany your favourite red meat dishes.

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