2014 Gimblett Gravels Crofters Syrah
The 2014 growing season was excellent. They had great weather through flowering and fruit set, followed by a long ripening period. Fruit ripened slightly earlier than usual. Spring was humid and settled and the summer hot with high growing degree days. Rainfall occurred at the right times. These conditions produced fruit with lots of flavor and good ripeness.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Aroma: It has black fruit and spice with a note of vanilla.
Palate: This wine has dense black fruit flavours of blackberry, black cherry and boysenberry together with hints of pepper and spice. The fruit is from our Fernhill Vineyard.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Region of Origin: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Suggested Cellaring: 2-3 Years
Harvest: Hand harvested
Vinification: It is fermented in open-top stainless steel fermenters followed by maturation in barrel and tank.
>> "It is sweetly fragrant on the nose displaying black/blueberry, plum, floral and a hint of white pepper notes. The palate is juicy and vibrant, and shows silky mouth feel and attractive fruit intensity, finishing long and smooth. At its best: 2016 to 2020."
-91 Points, Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)-