2014 Gisborne Syrah

GISBORNE GARAGISTE WINE COMPANY   SYRAH 2014

VITICULTURE
The fruit for this wine was sourced from a premium block in the Patutahi region of Gisborne. The Syrah vines in this block are  cordon  pruned which naturally restricts the crop level giving a balanced canopy and excellent fruit exposure.

HARVEST DETAILS
The grapes were hand harvested in excellent condition on the 2nd  April with ripe varietal characters.

Sugar (o Bx)
Titratable Acidity
pH
22.5
8.5 g/L
3.35

WINEMAKING NOTES
Following harvest the grapes were destemmed to an open top fermenter.  They were then fermented in the traditional manner using punch down to gently extract colour and tannin with a maceration period of  14 days on skins. Following draining and pressing the wine was aged for 18 months in barrel with regular racking. Due to the extended maturation period the wine only required  light fining and  filtration before bottling.

TASTING NOTES
This aromatic Syrah shows dark plum, floral and spice notes  enhanced with savoury mocha oak characters. The palate is medium -bodied with bright, berry fruit,  velvety tannins and a long finish.
WINE ANALYSIS
Alcohol
Titratable Acidity
pH
Residual sugar
14.0%
7.0 g/L
3.74
<2.0 g/L

FOOD MATCH
The bright fruit characters and velvety tannins of this wine  make it well suited to full flavoured cuisine such as barbecued meats  and  beef or game dishes with a full flavoured sauce. Equally at home with with tomato based dishes.