Church Road 1 Single Vineyard Redstone Syrah 2021
This Syrah is built around a core of brambly dark berry fruit, carrying lifted aromatic notes of violets, lavender and warm spice, complimented by underlying complexities of new leather, savoury smoky roasted notes, subtle toasty oak undertones and a ferrous minerality typical of this vineyard. The palate is fine and long with a polished tannin structure and gentle mid-palate flesh combining to produce a very even and seamless mouthfeel. While approachable now, good Hawke’s Bay Syrah will age gracefully for 15 years or more.
“Terroir is a French word with no direct English translation. It can be described as the flavour of the place. The same grape variety grown in different sites, even in the same region, will demonstrate a unique character 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 recognisable 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