To appreciate the aroma and taste of this Raptor Syrah, imagine it’s dusk on a crisp winter night and a blanket of snow covers the ground.

2019 Lake Chalice Wines – The Raptor Syrah 2019

A limited release Lake Chalice expression of Syrah from the Gimblett Gravels growing region. Each batch gently handled during fermentation with portions matured in seasoned French oak before being carefully bottled.

Region

Gimblett Gravels.

Style

Full bodied and fruit driven.

Vineyard

The fruit is selected and harvested from within the internationally acclaimed Gimblett Gravels wine growing district of Hawke’s Bay.

Winemaker

Chloe Gabrielsen

Vinification

Fermentation carefully monitored and hand plunged every four hours. Once dry the wine was gently pressed. Both free run and pressings kept in tank until ready to be racked off gross less. A mix of portions matured in seasoned and new French oak for 6 months before being carefully prepared for bottling.

Appearance

Dark berry red.

Bouquet

Ripe black cherry aromas enhanced with warm spices.

Palate

Round, full, luscious palate. Aromatic dark stone fruits with mixed wild berries leading to a toasty finish.

Cellaring

Enjoy now or cellar up to 5 years.

Vegan

Vegetarian friendly

Packaging

6 x 750mL bottles, screw cap closure

Info

Serving Temp
20ºC
Alcohol
13%
Total Acidity
5.9g/L
Residual Sugar
0.5g/L
pH
3.64

Accolades

Cuisine Wine Tasting - 3 stars

Tasting Notes

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