Friday, 31 May 2013

TN : Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2009, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

The Syrah content of this wine is a mix of the classic Mass Selection clone and Chave, one of the newer clones to be grown in Hawke’s Bay. This wine is 99% Syrah and 1% Viognier. The hand-picked bunches were fully de-stemmed without crushing, and fermented in traditional open-top wooden cuves. After pressing, the wine was put to 100% new burgundian oak barriques and allowed to mature for 16 months before bottling. The TA is 6.1 grammes per litre, pH is 3.59, residual sugar is 0 grammes per litre, and dry extract is 32.

This wine was imported by Herdenstam Vinhandel.

Colour : Dark red, blue hues

Aroma : Herbs, blueberry, plums, black pepper

Taste : Herbs, blueberry, raspberry, plums, oak, black pepper on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 94020

Mark : C+

Website : Elephant Hill

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