Obsidian Reserve Syrah 2012

Obsidian Reserve Syrah 2012

$65.00 NZDPer Bottle

Bright purple in the glass. Lifted aromas of blackberry along with hints of ripe plums and spice. This is a medium bodied wine showing an abundance of sweet fruit and ripe silky tannins. The oak is well judged and contributes to the persistent finish.

  • 2012
  • Waiheke Island
  • Obsidian
Case sizes are sold in multiples of 6 x bottles
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Description

ACCOLADES

5 Stars
“The 2012 was sold in the previous vintages as Obsidian, without the word “Reserve” on the label. Matured in French oak casks (33 per cent new), it is full-coloured, mouthfilling and supple, with strong blackcurrant, spice and nut flavours, showing good vigour and harmony. Best drinking mid-2014.”

Michael Cooper, Michael Cooper’s 2014 Buyer’s Guide to NZ Wines

 

WINEMAKING NOTES

Cellaring: Approachable now but will reward careful cellaringfor up to 10 years.

Season: The season began with a warm dry spring resulting in good fruit set and crop levels. During mid to late summer we experienced unsettled periods with significant rainfall. April and early May were fortunately very warm and dry.

Harvest: Hand harvested 12 April 2012

Analysis: Total Acidity 5.6 g/L, Alcohol 13.00%, pH 3.75

Oak: 40% new French oak, 60% seasoned French oak

Bottling: July 2013,140 Dozen

VINIFICATION

The fruit was destemmed to open top fermenters where it was inoculated with yeast. Once primary fermentation had commenced the ferments were managed with twice daily hand plunging.

After a one week period of post fermentation maceration the wine was pressed to tank, settled then racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.

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