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Rich, refined & silky

Complex aromas of dark berries with hints of violets

Enjoy alongside a gorgeous roast duck or braised beef

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2015

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2015

Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2015

2015 was another great season in Hawkes Bay...


This Syrah has complex aromas of dark berries and plum with hints of violets and pepper on the nose. The palate is rich with refined, silky tannins and a long spicy finish.

2015 was another great season in Hawkes Bay, a combination of dry weather, warm days and cool nights gave ideal ripening conditions for all varieties. Through the growing season our Elms Vineyard on the Gimblett Gravels was micromanaged with very early crop regulation to one bunch per shoot and leaf removal in the fruit zone. Due to this careful viticulture we were able to achieve very even ripeness across the vineyard.

In early April we harvested the clean and ripe Syrah from our Elms vineyard. After de-stemming, the fruit was fermented in small stainless steel fermenters using a mixture of hand plunging and pump over techniques for cap management. After post ferment maceration on skins, the batches went into French barriques, 20% of which were new. The wine remained in barrel for fourteen months with regular topping, with only some being racked once after malolactic fermentation. The wine was then bottled after a light filtration.

Food Pairing: Venison, duck and beef.










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