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Stables Reserve Syrah

Stables Reserve offers a sense of history with its name taken from the original Stables where it all started in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay more than 100 years ago. Gentle in style, the Stables range evokes life’s simple pleasures – warmth, hospitality and conversation.

GROWING SEASON AND WINEMAKING

The growing season started warmer than average which encouraged excellent flowering and fruit set. Warm and dry conditions prevailed from December through to February ensuring ripe, flavoursome fruit in excellent condition.

The grapes were crushed and transferred to a fermentation tank. The must was inoculated with a selected yeast strain to enhance varietal character. Twice daily pump overs were performed until the end of fermentation to enhance depth of flavour. The wine was left on skins for an extended period with daily tastings to determine the perfect time before pressing off the wine to achieve structure and mouthfeel. The wine was oak aged for 10 months before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR
Dark red with purple hues.

NOSE
Full and rich with raspberry and plum, cracked pepper and spice.

PALATE
Soft and supple fruit forward style. Ripe raspberry and plum complemented by well integrated subtle oak.

FOOD SUGGESTION
Pâté, Moroccan lamb or pepperoni pizza.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
  • Region Hawke’s Bay
  • Winemaker James Ostergren
  • TA 5.9 g/l
  • RS Dry
  • pH 3.57
  • Alc/Vol 13 %