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"A solidly-structured wine; Good value at this price" Bob Campbell, MW

"Supple, spicy Syrah with plum, black pepper, dried herb, grape stem, spicy oak flavours" Bob Campbell, MW

Enjoy with smoked & BBQ dishes, also an ideal match for middle eastern dishes

Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018

Member rating / 1
$24.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $149.94 6 Btls, $130.38
Awarded Gold Medal Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018

Esk Valley Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2018

Member rating / 1
A solidly-structured wine, with a backbone of sappy tannins. Good value at this price
$24.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $149.94 6 Btls, $130.38

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Competition 2019

Awarded 93/100 Points & 4 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Feb 2020

Awarded 4 Stars

Cuisine Magazine 2020

Description

  • Plum 
  • Dry herb 
  • Spicy oak 
  • Freshness & length

"Supple, spicy syrah with plum, black pepper, dried herb, grape stem and spicy oak flavours. A solidly-structured wine, with a backbone of sappy tannins that suggest cellaring potential. Good value at this price" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Feb 2020 

The colour is a medium red, vibrant and youthful. It showcases a nose of raspberries and red fruit with peppery undertones. On the palate, the wine is mouth-filling, soft with flavours of red berries, jam, pepper and spice with an underlying acidity providing freshness and length. Delicious as a young wine, it will nevertheless offer excellent cellaring potential.

The grapes for this wine were sourced from a selection of Hawke's Bay vineyards, growing in both river gravels and limestone. The soils are free drained with very little water retention, ideal for growing high-quality grapes. Intensive viticultural practise including shoot and bunch thinning allowed us to harvest perfectly ripened grapes from 12 to 25-year-old vines.

The individual parcels were esteemed on arrival at the winery and transferred to small open-topped concrete fermenters for fermentation. Once active the ferments were managed by hand with hand plunging employed to gently extract colour and tannin. After a period of post-fermentation maceration the grapes were gently pressed and the wine transferred to French oak barrels for 14 months ageing. Both small 228-litre briquets and 500-litre puncheons were utilized, 15% of which were new.

Ideal to drink: 2019 - 2025

Food Pairing: Enjoy with smoked and BBQ dishes, either vegetarian or red meats. Also an ideal match for middle eastern dishes.

 

Seal

Screw Cap

Payment

Alcohol

14%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

5 Stars

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