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Single vineyard 100% pure Syrah from Waiheke grapes grown on Jurassic Ridge home vineyard at Hangaura.
Deep garnet colour with a bouquet of plum, spice and liquorice. The palate is long, savoury and gamey, with black pepper, liquorice, dark fruit and cinnamon. Long smooth tannins
Cellared since 2006 and drinking well now.
2006 was an excellent growing season with hot dry spells and little rain before seasons end
The vines were in their 4th year and this was their first full production (1.6 tonnes). The vines were grafted onto low-vigour phylloxera-resistant rootstock (101-14), and hand-planted with close spacing and low fruiting wires in our North facing, North sloping block approximately 80m above sea level into drained clay soils over deep clay and underlying 150 million year old Jurassic rock.
The fruit was selectively hand-picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed, lightly crushed (within 20 minutes of harveting) and fermented in small batches in open-top fermenters with hand plunging, followed by a two-week maceration before the free-run wine is run to barrel. No press wine was included. Elevage with French oak for 12 months (30% new). After four rackings the wine was hand bottled on estate without fining and bottle-aged. First release was 2008.
Packaging: 12x750ml bottles/case (6x2 laydown case with moulded liner); closure by Diam hypercritical, technical cork
144 Church Bay Road, RD1 Oneroa, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9 950 3175. Fax: +64 9 372 6602, Mobile: +64 21 1888 638
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