Violets and spice and other things nice. Fragrant bramble and red fruits, layered over fine but pronounced tannins. Feminine in style, this example shows off all the sexy attributes of modern, cool climate Syrah. The free-draining alluvial soils and maritime climate of Hawkes Bay create the perfect recipe for producing wines with depth, elegance and a touch of spice. This wine comes dressed in some classy oak too, but not too much. We try to keep our eager hands off when making Syrah, much like Pinot Noir, and allow the fruit expression to shine.