Vidal Legacy Wines

Legacy Gimblett Gravels Hawkes Bay Syrah 2010

— 2010 —

This enticingly fragrant Syrah from the renowned Gimblett Gravels region in Hawkes Bay shows aromas of violets, dark rose and underlying spice. Elegantly balanced, this wine is finely textured and has a long, concentrated finish. An exceptional wine that will age well over time.

$75.00 ea

Buy 6: $63.75 ea

Regional Trophy for best red wine - Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2014
Reserve Champion Wine of the Year- Hawkes Bay A & P Wine Awards 2013 (NZ)
Trophy & Gold — Hawkes Bay A & P Wine Awards 2013 (NZ)
5 Stars — Michael Coopers Buyers guide to New Zealand Wines 2013
5 Stars — Winestate Magazine, May/June 2013 (Aus)
Pure Gold - Bragato Wine Awards 2013

Pressing Destemmed and crushed: 100%
Cap management: Combination of hand plunging and pumping over
Fermentation vessels: Open and closed top fermenters
Fermentation temperature: 30-34 ̊C
Time on skins: 20-28 days
Maturation: 20 months in French barrique; 50% new
Fining: Minimal egg white
Filtration: Minimal
Bottled:7 March 2012 Cases Produced280
Cellaring Potential: 10+ Years

Region: Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.79
Total acidity: 6.24gL
Residual sugar: Nil


The fruit was grown in our Omahu and Twyford Gravels vineyards in the heart of the Gimblett Gravels grape growing district where the soils are made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel with varying degrees of silt and sand. These naturally free-draining, low vigour, warm sites, together with early season crop reduction through “green thinning” and the long, dry growing season of 2010 has produced a wine of international standard displaying impressive intensity, texture and depth of flavour.

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“Dense, succulent and complex Syrah with attractive plum, dark berry, black pepper and some chocolate/mocha flavours. Elegance on a grand scale. Delicious wine with layers of fruit and some savoury flavours on its long and very satisfying finish.”

Bob Campbell – 95/100