An extraordinary Syrah with elegance and silky texture. A single vineyard release from the Rarangi area of Marlborough. The free draining soils of the vineyard allow the vines to be grown in a way to allow the fruit to ripen and exhibit exuberant fruit flavours.
Colour: vibrant red.
Nose: violets, white pepper and red currants dominate the nose along with hints of honey.
Palate: Vibrant mulberry, black fruits and pepper lead to a full and soft palate of pleasing length and weight.
Harwood Hall is the result of a collaboration between two old workmates, Digger (Bill) Hennessy and Corey Hall. Digger met Corey when both men worked for Matua Valley "Harwood was my father-in-law's middle name".
Hennessy could have led to problems, as it's the name of a very prominent French cognac.
The Harwood Hall wines are crafted by hand in small quantities from the best fruit the guys can get their hands on - off their own or their mates vineyards and at a very sharp price. In choosing Harwood Hall: they are being looked after by not one but two of the country's best winemakers.
The wines are crafted from experience; know how, hard work, the support of their winemaking community and from a passion for making the best wine they can. Corey Hall learnt how to make wines that can age in Burgundy.
This wine will compliment a wide range of dishes. Enjoy it with Foie Gras, Steaks, BBQ and even thanks for it elegance, even with poultry.
Producer: Harwood Hall - http://www.harwoodhall.co.nz/ ABV: 13.5% Body: Medium Bodied Brand: Harwood Hall Country of Origin: New Zealand Food Match: BBQ Dishes Food Match: Red Meats Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz Region: Marlborough Serving temperature Degrees C: 14-16 Style of Red: Lively & Fruity Vintage: 2010
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