Origin: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Vidal Reserve Syrah
Hot summer days, a long growing season and free-draining soils have helped Hawke’s Bay become one of the premier wine regions in New Zealand. Anthony Joseph Vidal, a young emigrant from Spain, was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of the area. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 and his spirit of adventure coupled with a lifelong commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day. It was from there he became one of New Zealand’s early wine innovators and his success led to expansion with further vineyard plantings in Te Awanga and then Te Mata.
Fruit for this wine was sourced from our Omahu Gravels (94%) and Twyford Gravels (6%) vineyards situated in the heart of the acclaimed Gimblett Gravels grape growing district. Gimblett Gravels soils are made up of relatively recent alluvial deposits of gravel and varying degrees of silt and sand.
Fragrant spice, dark red berry and floral notes combine on a balanced and textured palate.