Alchemy 2013 Syrah
We’re normally all just about Chardonnay, but are getting asked more and more frequently by our customers to produce an Alchemy red! So, we’ve relented – and have “dipped our toe in the water” with a first (small) batch of Syrah from the acclaimed 2013 vintage.
Quality Syrah fruit was sourced from premium producers on the inland gravels areas around Hastings. Big berry clusters, typical of the variety, were detangled and the fruit was thinned out. 2013 was a very dry vintage, with hot days and cool nights – which were ideal conditions for ripening Syrah.