Grape Varieties

Winemaker Comments

The 2013 Syrah is made from grapes off our Gimblett and Te Awanga Vineyards. The vine clones are Mass Selection, Chave and 470. Syrah is one of our flagship varieties and with the exceptional 2013 vintage in Hawke’s Bay this wine measures up to the very best we have made. The bunches were gently de-stemmed and fermented in traditional open-top oak cuves. After pressing the wine was put to French oak barriques (30% new) and allowed to age for 12 months before bottling. It has aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate and anise with ripe, juicy black fruits and typical spice and pepper on the palate.

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