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Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking tally of dozens national Trophies and countless competition Gold. They remain the quiet achieving tour de force behind the most memorable vintages and outstanding values in Clare Valley Cabernet, Riesling and.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»

Mission Estate Hawkes Bay Syrah CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Real new world Syrah, crafted to the old world style of French Trapis pioneers who founded Mission Estate in 1851. Fruit is sourced from the Bridge Pa triangle and warm inland sites, fortuitously sheltered from the prevailing sea breezes, perfect for the Syrah to ripen superbly, infusing fine aromatics and building ripe, supple tannins. A soft, fruit driven palate of superb persistence, fashioned to a medium bodied style of freshness and seamlessness, expressing fully the magnificence of Hawkes Bay Syrah, a profound depth of flavour and generous length.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$275.00
Vines are planted to auspicious stony gravels with light silt phases. Canopies are shoot thinned throughout the season, all plantings are vertical shoot positioned and leaves are regularly plucked around the bunches of fruit to encourage full ripeness of flavour. The harvest is crushed to fermenter and inoculated with yeast for two days of maceration, pumped over daily for a week at temperatures peaking to 30 °C. Upon completion, a further post ferment maceration of up to twenty days extracts deep flavour and a judicious measure of ripe tannins. A component is filled to seasoned oak to soften the palate and introduce complexity.
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