The 2014 Hawke’s Bay vintage was another excellent year for Hawke’s Bay with great conditions for producing voluptuous, elegant Syrah. We had a lovely warm dry growing season with temperatures above the long-term average. Through the growing season the vineyard was micromanaged with very early crop regulation to one bunch per shoot and leaf removal in the fruit zone. Due to this careful viticulture we were able to achieve very even ripeness.
This is classic Hawke’s Bay Syrah with complex aromas of violets, pepper and dark fruits on the nose. On the palate the ripe fruit is supported by dense, refined and spicy tannins, melding to a long seamless finish.
Great with venison, duck and beef.
2014 vintage- Gold, Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2017
2014 vintage- Gold, New Zealand International Wine Show 2016
2014 vintage- Silver, International Wine and Spirit Competition 2016
2014 vintage -Silver, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
2013 vintage - Double Gold, Six Nations Wine Challenge 2016
2013 vintage - Champion Syrah Trophy, Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2015
2013 vintage - Gold, Hawke's Bay A&P Wine Awards 2015