Gentle handling and attention to detail are the hallmarks of our
winemaking. We handpick our grapes, then de-stem and lightly
crush them to just break their skins before they go into the
fermenting vats. The fermenting wines are carefully controlled to
maximise gentle tannin extraction and extended post ferment
maceration allows us to achieve a balance between fruit intensity
and tannin structure.
The 2010 Syrah was basket pressed and spent 24 months maturing
in small oak barrels, 30% new oak. Only 275 cases of this wine
were made to ensure the quality remained up to our highest
Vintage – 2010 An outstanding Syrah vintage
The growing season kicked off relatively early in September 2009.
The weather in spring was variable with particularly cold periods
in October. The unsettled weather continued through early summer
and it was not until February that Hawke’s Bay finally enjoyed
consistently warm dry conditions. These conditions were excellent
for flavour development in our grapes. Picking was late April due
to an exceptionally dry Indian Summer.
Very dark dense inky colour with purple highlights.
The bouquet is full and packed with aromas of dark fruits
combined with black pepper, spice and liquorice that gives intrigue
and character to Unison Syrah.
A full bodied concentrated wine, the palate is full with flavours of
dark plums, and black berry fruits. Layers of spice and black
pepper mingle with dark chocolate and cedar.
Enjoy with Venison, Duck, Game, Lamb or Pork. Also be decadent and try with some 70%+ cocoa
chocolate. Cellar 8-10+ years.