Jaison Reserve Syrah 2013
Kerr Farm Jaison RESERVE Syrah 2013 is a very special wine. 2013 was a very small crop and a drought season. So we decided to make a true Reserve wine. A Reserve wine is when the vineyard owner or winemaker reserves the very best grapes for him or herself. So very small quantities where made. Syrah is a grape we started growing in 2005 and the first wine was made in 2007.
The grapes were hand picked on a beautiful sunny day in April 2013. Destemmed and crushed directly into an open top fermentation tank, it fermented for about 4 weeks. The must spent a further few weeks macerating on the skins to extract flavour, tannin and colour. The must was then pressed and the skins removed. The wine was racked into French and American Oak barrels. Here it stayed until early May 2014. It was egg white fined and allowed to settle. The bright wine was minimally filtered and then bottled.
The bottles are heavy, tall, Premium Bordeaux bottles with a screwcap closure.
Deep purple red in colour, seductively perfumed. Juicy red berry fruit characters and hints of spice and white pepper on the palate
ONLY Available from the cellar door and online.
- Alc. 13.8% vol.
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Kumeu
This Cabernet Sauvignon was picked from our home vineyard at Kumeu, crushed into open top fermenters, hand plunged every 4-6 hours during fermentation, and then macerated for 10 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 11 months in new and 2 year old French and American oak barriques. Rich red in colour. Wild cherry, berry, peppery characters dominate the nose, and an under-layer of earthiness follows smoothly through creating the warm, rich mid palate and a long savoury finish. As this wine has aged it has developed the classic Cabernet Sauvignon characters of leather, cedar and Tabaco. Have you every smelt a cedar cigar box, well that is it. Perfect Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alc. 12.7% vol.