The 2012 growing season was much cooler than average and allowed for an extended period of development of fruit aromas and flavour. Careful timing of picking dates along with sensitive winemaking has delivered a very positive and representative wine from the season. A combination of time in small oak 228l barriques and aging in tank has helped to emphasise and deliver a vibrant, fruit dominant style.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
The blackberry, spice and peppery nuances resulting from a range of Syrah sites have combined to produce a fruit dominant but complex wine. A small inclusion of the white variety Viognier (2%) gives the wine beautiful perfume and makes the wine more accessible.
This wine is of the lighter style and can happily be enjoyed by the glass or alternatively with a wide range of food, particularly red meat dishes, game or pasta.
This wine is made to be enjoyed while youthful. Short term cellaring is suggested. Drink now to 2016