2016 Reserve Syrah
The cream of the crop, this is the signature wine from Ash Ridge. Planted over a decade ago, these Syrah vines are really starting to achieve exceptional concentration of flavour. A future Hawkes Bay icon this exceptional wine will not last long.
Single Estate grown 100% Bridge Pa Triangle
99% Syrah, 1% Viognier.
50% Chave, 50% MS
This wine is made of 7 different batches – all having differing winemaking on them, some traditional open top punch downs, whereas some of the batches were kept on skins up to eight weeks pre-ferment, one batch was barrique fermented and others with varying degrees of whole bunch.
Each batch is aged in barrel separately for 9 months, blended then put back to barrel for another 6 months to homogenise.
This wine is unfined and unfiltered.
Colour: Very Dark, deep, ruby red. Distinctive purple hues to outer rim.
Aroma: Ripe blackberry, unfolding to dark red florals and spice.
Palate: Vibrant, rich and plush dark fruit. Ripe and lively blackberry entwined with black minerals, florals, and spice. Finely textured with great extraction and finesse.
Lamb, beef, venison, or savoury vegetarian dishes (Mushroom Risotto).
Will reward careful cellaring for 7+ years.