ELEPHANT HILL SYRAH STONE 15

ELEPHANT HILL SYRAH STONE 15

The ‘Earth, Sea and Stone’ wines are designed to reveal the
purest characters of our three sub-region vineyards as well as
showing individual varietal expression.

Stone represents stability and structure. The story of Gimblett Gravels
began about 5 million years ago, and continuing to the present day, plate
tectonic movement along the backbone of New Zealand caused uplift of
the greywacke rock, to form mountains. The elevation of the rock exposed
it to climatic influences such as wetting and drying, heating and cooling.
These, together with the force of gravity, caused the rock to break off into
jagged or angular fragments and fall into screes and streams.
The river has changed its course several times in its history, the latest
change occuring in 1867 when it changed from the Omahu channel to the
present one.


The vines from which our ‘Stone’ Syrah is produced, are grown at
our inland Gimblett vineyard. This area, located on the course of an
old river bed, has a number of positive effects on vine growth. The
warming effect of the old river stones that litter the surface of the ‘soil’
absorb and retain the suns heat during the day, resulting in warmer
vine roots during cold weather. Also, excessive rainfall during the
season rapidly drains away, which leads to naturally reduced canopy
growth. Finally, the vines are made to struggle during the hot summer
months; encouraging flavour to be concentrated into a naturally
reduced number of bunches.

All the grapes were hand-sorted. Small ferments ranging from 1 to 5
tonnes combining traditional open top oak cuves and stainless open
top fermenters included 10% whole bunches. The ferments were
hand plunged and the wine was then aged for 26 months in 30% new
French oak.


TECHNICAL INFO
Alcohol: 13.9%
RS: <1 g/L
TA: 5.4 g/L
Dry Extract: 30.5 g/L

96 points-Bob Campbell
✭✭✭✭✭ 19.0+/20
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

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