Vidal Legacy Wines

Legacy Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2014

— 2014 —

2014 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay vintage and joins 2013 as one of the truly great vintages of all time

This enticingly fragrant Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district shows intense aromatics of dark rose, plum, herb garden and underlying spice. The rich and concentrated palate of dark cherry and plum combine with savoury oak complexity. Elegantly balanced, and finely textured with chalky tannins this wine finishes long. Distinct and ageworthy with the ability to age gracefully for 12+ years from vintage, in good cellar conditions

$75.00 ea

Buy 6: $63.75 ea

Destemmed and crushed: 100%
Cap management: Hand plunged
Fermentation vessels: Open top fermenters
Fermentation temperature: 30-34˚C
Time on skins: 32 days
Maturation: 18 months in French barrique; 38% new
Fining: Minimal egg white
Filtration: Minimal
Bottled: 22nd December 2015, 500 cases produced

Varieties: 100% Syrah
Total acidity: 6.88gL
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Nil
pH: 3.53
Barcode: 941416002137

Vineyard

Vineyards: Omahu Gravels (67%) and Twyford Gravels (33%)
Yields: 47 HL/HA
2014 was an outstanding Hawkes Bay vintage and joins 2013 as one of the truly great vintages of all time. Warm, dry and settled conditions prevailed throughout the season allowing the picking decision to be based purely on flavour and balance. Naturally low yielding vines combined with early season “green harvesting” and meticulous canopy management throughout the season have rewarded us with perfect ripeness, flavour development, concentration and tannin maturity.

Fruit for this wine was grown entirely in our premium Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district vineyards where the soil is made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. These naturally free-draining, low vigour and “lean” sites combined with detailed vineyard knowledge and the ideal growing season of 2014 has produced a wine of international standard showing intensity, texture and depth of flavour.

“A wine of total seduction… Compelling and formidable, while remaining pure and true to its origin.”

98/100 -5 Star- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, “A wine of total seduction, the gloriously perfumed bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, floral and game with nuances of cedar and black pepper. The palate is powerful and sumptuous, and delivers waves of delectable fruit flavours, enhanced by velvety texture and loads of supple tannins. Compelling and formidable, while remaining pure and true to its origin. From their Omahu Gravels and Twyford Gravels vineyards in the Gimblett Gravels district. At its best: 2018 to 2032.”