Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Redstone Syrah 2020
The wine is built around a core of brambly dark berry fruit, carrying lifted aromatic notes of violets and mulling spices, along with complexities of new leather and subtle toasty, savoury oak undertones. The palate is fine and long with a fine grained tannin structure and excellent mid palate flesh giving a very even, long and seamless mouthfeel. Whie approachable now, good Hawkes' Bay Syrah will age gracefully for 20 years of more.
"Terroir is a French word with no direct English translation. It can be described as the taste of the place. The same grape variety grown in different sites, even in the same region, will demonstrate uniquely different characteristics related to those individual sites. Differences in soil, slope, altitude and shelter can subtly or dramatically alter the resulting wine, even over distances of a few metres. The very best sites growing well suited varieties, will produce wines that stand out amongst their peers. Wines of recognizable personality, presence and above all quality. Church Road 1 is a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the terroir of our best vineyards."
Chris Scott, Chief Winemaker