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Black Sparrow 'Alan McCorkindale' Gimblett Gravels Syrah 2013
For wine the minimum order is one dozen (12) bottles. Split case orders are welcome with at least 4 wines of your choice, minimum 3 bottles per variety.
- This 'Single Vineyard' Syrah is harvested from the clay soils of the 'Au Plein Soleil' vineyard in Hawkes Bay. This low yielding vineyard has a few vines of Viognier, which is co-fermented with the Syrah grapes in small vats.
- Traditional northern Rhone Valley winemaking has created a New Zealand wine in an Old World style. The Syrah has a deep garnet colour and is a fragrant, sensuous wine, with aromas of blackberry, pepper and plum, with subtle hints of violet.
- The palate is focussed and concentrated, powerful,, but graceful, with lithe tannins, balance and a long finish.
- Screwcap. 13.0% alcohol content.