From the winemaker…
Deepest red with a vibrant purple hue. Beautiful aromatics of violet, dark rose, freshly cracked pepper and boysenberry. Wonderful fruit purity on the palate balanced with precise acidity and fine, dusty tannins for a long, elegant finish.
Enjoy with lamb and venison
Recommended cellaring 7-12 years from vintage
Serve at 16-18 degrees Celsius
Gimblett Gravels is a designation encompassing a centuries old dried river bed in Hawke’s Bay that is believed to be the first in the New World where the ultimate boundary is defined by a distinct soil type. The vines are planted in the stoniest parts of the vineyard to a heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand in the 1840s.
Why we like it…
Black cherries and spice – a delicious expression of Syrah from a cooler climate, similar in style to the Northern Rhône. Also works well with barbecued meats and with tomato-based dishes such as pizza or ragu.