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2021 Pakipaki Syrah

2021 Pakipaki Syrah

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Grown organically in Pakipaki just South of Havelock North grown on limestone and Pakipaki silt-loam so unusual for a NZ Syrah in that it isn't grown on gravel. Whole bunch fermented for 30 days and aged in seasoned oak for a year (2/3) and stainless steel. Lots of acid from the limestone with taut plum and raspberry with a musky, spicy aromatic profile. It's a rich but fresh, serious expression of Hawkes Bay Syrah and is bottled unfiltered and unfined with a minimal sulphur addition (25ppm).


”Just south of Hastings in Hawke’ Bay is the sleepy hamlet of Pakipaki, famous for its deep, limestone soils (there’s even a limestone quarry nearby), soils that aren’t your typical base for a place where syrah is more famous for growing in its gravel-rich appellations. Whole-bunch fermented for a month then a portion of the wine was matured in older, 2-3yo oak barrels for another year while the remainder was kept in stainless steel. It’s a bright, fruit-forward style and doesn’t tow the ‘black pepper’ line that commonly comes with Hawke’s Bay syrah also. It’s unfined and unfiltered, hence the cloudy look in the glass, showing peaky acidity, good fruit tension and an earthy, smoky, creamy, cherry clafoutis character.” - Yvonne Lorkin

"Attractive bouquet of plum and black currant, there’s a violet scent and lees quality adding depth and complexity. On the palate a dry wine with a natural wine seam showing a mix of sour and fresh red berry fruit flavours, plum a dried flowers note. Tannins are fine and mix with the other wine features well, acidity moderate +/-. Overall a wine to enjoy with food with best drinking from 2023 through 2024." - Cameron Douglas MS

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