Craggy Range Syrah, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay 2016

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Craggy Range Syrah, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay 2016

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.

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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.

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2016

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.

93 points ‘A polished Syrah with barrel-derived cedar notes combining with ripe black cherry fruits, integrated black pepper spice and a hint of smoky bacon. It’s an elegant, mid-weight style that is seamless in the mouth. It’s flush of fresh acidity on the finish and adolescent, grainy tannins that need time in bottle.’
Drinking Window 2019 – 2028, Rebecca Gibb MW

Craggy Range

Hawke’s Bay

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