Amoise Syrah 2020
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Syrahs from Hawke’s Bay are generally prized for their likeness to Rhône darlings like Côte Rôtie, notable for their purple fruit and violet flavors. This natural expression of the grape showers the senses with deep blackberry, raspberry, plum and wildflowers. Balanced acidity turns against Syrah norms and offers a much lighter and fresher style. Partial whole bunch fermentation preserves structure and a playful brambly quality while time in neutral barrel gives the wine a silky quality. A great gift for both natural and classic wine lovers.