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2010 SYRAH

WINEMAKING NOTES

This Syrah was grown on the stony soils on the lower terrace of Askerne Vineyard.  The fruit was hand harvested on 29/4 and 20/5 at around 22 brix. It was destemmed and crushed, then macerated and fermented in tank. The wine was aged for 9 months in French oak barriques (a mix of 33% new, 33% 1 yr and 33% older).

ANALYSIS

pH 3.72

TA 6.15g/l

Residual Sugar ˂1g/l

Alcohol 12.5%

WINEMAKING NOTES

Traditional winemaking techniques have produced this classical red wine that exhibits blackberry and cassis aromas on the nose with white pepper and floral undertones. The palate is of medium weight and displays sweet red fruit, cherry and cassis characters. It has a long, flavoursome finish with spicy oak in support. Match with Italian dishes and spicy Mexican food. Aging potential 5 years.

AWARDS

Bronze Medal Royal Easter Show

Bronze Medal NZ International Wine Competition