Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2020 750ml
About the Wine: Region: Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay Vineyards: 49% Gimblett Estate /41% Tin Shed/10% Gimblett Stones Varieties: 99% Syrah/1% Viognier Clones:74% M.S./16% Baileys/6% Clone 383/3% Clone 174 1% Clone 642 (Viognier) Harvest Detail: Picked: 27th March to 15th April Grapes were harvested from individual blocks and clones in three distinct vineyards, de-stemmed and fermented separately. All parcels were pumped over once daily to aid optimum colour and tannin extraction. A range of maceration periods were utilised to increase textural complexity. A small percentage of Viognier skins was included in one batch to enhance aromatics, colour and texture. Following fermentation, parcels earmarked for the Gimblett Gravels Syrah blend were matured in 5,400-litre French oak ovals for 12 to 16 months. This barrel ageing regime allows the individual characteristics of our Syrah vineyards to shine through, while allowing the wine to mature slowly and preserve each parcel’s inherent beauty, purity, and freshness. The final wine was blended in December 2021 and bottled in February 2022 with no fining. The Wine: Captivating floral and perfumed aromas of ripe raspberries and blackberries, along with hints of Chinese five spice, black liquorice, and vanilla bean, lead to a concentrated yet vibrant palate where refined tannins and refreshing acidity combine to create a supple, silky texture and a spicy, succulent finish of outstanding length. A quintessential expression of Gimblett Gravels Syrah that will develop complex mineral, gamey characters with bottle age. A great accompaniment with red meat dishes, especially duck and venison. Drink from 2022 to 2032.
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