2018 Estate Hawkes Bay Syrah

Estate wines are made in a soft rounded style with an emphasis on natural fruit character and earlier approach-ability, for everyday enjoyment.

They represent great value for money. The wines within this range have been crafted in such a way that you can purchase and then open them immediately for your enjoyment.

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Tasting Notes

This medium-bodied Syrah shows an abundance of blueberry fruit, violets and white pepper, complemented by spicy cedary oak. Ready for immediate enjoyment, it will also reward cellaring.

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Vineyards and Winemaking

This delightful Estate Syrah was sourced from a specially selected vineyard in Hawkes Bay. The 2018 growing season experienced a very warm summer and early autumn, which led to a record number of growing degree days for that period, interspersed with welcome intermittent rain. Despite predictions for a later harvest, these conditions proved perfect for ripening, and the fruit was picked in late March 2018.

After a brief cold soak to extract important colour and flavour components, the must was fermented in closed-top stainless steel vats, before being pressed off skins. The wine was sent to barrel for seven months aging in a selection of French and American seasoned oak , unfined to retain the wines natural flavours, and filtered just before bottling on 18 December 2018, under Stelvin screw cap.

Leveret and Mills Reef Winery

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

(+64) 7 552 0795

Leveret and Mills Reef Cellar Door,
2389 State Highway 2, RD4, Katikati

Open 9.30am to 5pm 7 days a week

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office

(+64) 9 300 5053

The Wine Portfolio – Auckland Office,
Suite 1, 77 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland