2022 Selection Massale Hawke's Bay Syrah 20L KegLogin to view price.
A rich, concentrated Syrah from the Bridge Pa triangle in Hawke’s Bay. Deep, bold purple-spectrum fruits of blackberry and boysenberry with notes of plum, cassis, black pepper and subtle liquorice. The palate is soft and plush and the finish is long, savoury and ever-lasting. This is a serious wine with a tannin structure and backbone to go the distance.
Vintage and viticulture
The fruit was sourced from the Bostock family, long time organic growers in the region. Soils are free draining, brown sandy loam over a deep alluvial base, with historic volcanic ash deposits that have resulted in iron-rich ‘red metals’ within the subsoil. The quality and condition of the fruit allowed for additional hangtime to achieve perfect physiological ripening without any loss of acidity.
The fruit was hand harvested, with 1/3 kept as whole bunches and 2/3 destemmed and then macerated in stainless steel tank where it was wild fermented to dry. After three weeks it was then pressed directly into aged large format French oak barriques (no new oak). After full malolactic fermentation the wine was racked off its fine yeast lees, the barrels were blended and the wine bottled unfiltered and unfined (vegan) in October 2023. Just 2000L produced.
Delivered in a 20L Wine Diamonds stainless steel keg with a D-type fitting (typical beer fitting). Please use Nitrogen to dispense this wine (CO2 will eventually carbonate the wine). Any queries on the best setup for these kegs please contact us.