Omahu Road, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay.
Soils: Vigour moderating free draining gravel.
Topography: Flat, even site with a gradual slope.
Climate: Warm, sheltered site.
Regional Characteristics & Contribution to Uniqueness of Flavours:
Warm days and cool nights with gravel rich, vigour-moderating soils all contribute to small berries which give this wine concentration, perfume and a deep rich colour.
This outstanding fruit was sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels wine growing district of Hawke’s Bay. The vigour moderating, free draining gravel provide a superb base for this low cropping Syrah. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the intense aromatics and delicate structure that Syrah can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.