Vibrant with juicy fresh finish. Dark red fruits with dark mocha.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of White pepper, five spice and cracked espresso bean compliment dark berry fruits of boysenberry and black cherry. The palate is vibrant with bright red fruits, purple flowers and dark mocha. The aromas and flavours are complimented with succulent cocoa tannins and a juicy fresh finish.
A combination of handpick and machine pick took place in the cool early morning. Handpick fruit was gently destemmed and fermented in open top fermenters with indigenous yeast. Machine harvest fruit was fermented in stainless tanks with cultured yeast. During fermentation the skins were gently worked with hand plunging and delicate pump overs to release the wealth of flavours and fine tannin from the grape skins. The skins were basket pressed before the wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
Food Match : Antipasta, roast pork.
Grape : Syrah
Producer : Sacred Hill
Country : Hawke's Bay, New Zealand