Crossroads Winery - Elms Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2009 - Hawkes Bay



Crossroads Winery - Elms Vineyard Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2009
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The Elms Vineyard, a small but very special site forms the heart of our Syrah. Beneath this picturesque vineyard lies a gravelly heart of shingle and ancient river stone. This is the makeup of Hawkes Bay's renowned Gimblett Gravels sub region, the environment that gives life to our Syrah each vintage. Select bunches were gathered from the lowest vigour rows in this volatile vineyard. These bunches were then destemmed and vinified in small fermenters which were hand plunged to fill the wine with concentrated flavours and rich supple tannins. The Syrah underwent malolactic fermentation in French oak barriques spending a total of 14 months in barrel. After this period the wine was blended with only a very light filtration.

A brooding base of shale and black olive with the enticing fragrance of raspberries and ripe plum complete the nose.The supple core of fruit entwined around elegant tannins ease into a long and aromatic finish with a whisper of pepper.

A Syrah to savour with rare venison, this year or after a decade in a cool cellar.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Crossroads Winery   -
ABV:   13.5%
Brand:   Crossroads Winery
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
Drinking From:   2011
Drinking Until:   2017
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Syrah/Shiraz
Parker Points :   87
Region:   Hawkes Bay
Vintage:   2009


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Producer Information

The story of Crossroads Winery began in 1990 with a dream to make a wine that whilst representing its Hawkes Bay origin, was completely different to any other wine in terms of complexity and texture.

A decade of tireless development and experiments under the winemaking leadership of Miles Dinneen has resulted in a complete range of delicious aromatic whites and pure varietal reds including the award winning Talisman: a mystery blend of red varietals crafted using specific parcels of land and only produced in the best vintages.

We are delighted to introduce a new range of four delicious wines this year from selected vineyard sites, which are made in tiny quantities and are due in stock ahead of the summer.

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