Craggy Range Syrah 2018 750ml
Produced from the gravelly soils of the Gimblett Gravels, this distinct Syrah shows an aromatic lift of floral and pepper aromatics with lushness and elegance on the palate.
The vines originate from a Heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand around 150 years ago.
Gimblett Gravels is a designation encompassing a centuries old dried river bed in Hawke’s Bay that is believed to be the first in the New World where the ultimate boundary is defined by a distinct soil type. The vines are planted in the stoniest parts of the vineyard to a heritage clone of Syrah brought to New Zealand in the 1840s.
Deepest red with a vibrant purple hue. Beautiful aromatics of violet, dark rose, freshly cracked pepper and boysenberry. Wonderful fruit purity on the palate balanced with precise acidity and fine, dusty tannins for a long, elegant finish.
Lamb & venison dishes
7 to 12 years from vintage
Open top stainless steel tanks
French oak barriques, 18% new
Warm and dry summer, wet final ripening period
41 hl/ha average