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Lot 35 – 12 bottles of “The Cypress” Syrah 2013

12 Bottles | 9 Litres

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Auction Lot Details

During the exceptional 2013 growing season, a tiny parcel of our hillside Syrah produced fruit of exceptional quality, displaying the graphite and gun-smoke characters unique to Syrah grown on the limestone soils of Roy’s Hill. The result is the second vintage of our flagship wine “The Cypress”. Garnet-black in the glass, it displays aromas of black plums, berries, florals and spice. A powerful Syrah with a full bodied, velvety texture, ripe black fruits, graphite and mocha characters on the palate, all framed within polished tannins. 875 individually numbered bottles produced.

Winemaker

Gus and Melanie Lawson

Winery

Cypress Wines

Website

www.cypresswines.co.nz

Additional Details

Cypress is the family business of Gus and Melanie Lawson. A couple with an already long career in wine, their beginnings provided the perfect platform for Cypress. Prior to selling Te Awa Farm, the Lawson family purchased a nearby hillside property that provided inspiration for establishing a vineyard with the varietals they knew were destined to be Hawke’s Bay’s global calling cards. Planting began in 2000, with small areas of Chardonnay and Merlot, joined by the Rhone mainstay, Syrah.

Auction Lot Details

During the exceptional 2013 growing season, a tiny parcel of our hillside Syrah produced fruit of exceptional quality, displaying the graphite and gun-smoke characters unique to Syrah grown on the limestone soils of Roy’s Hill. The result is the second vintage of our flagship wine “The Cypress”. Garnet-black in the glass, it displays aromas of black plums, berries, florals and spice. A powerful Syrah with a full bodied, velvety texture, ripe black fruits, graphite and mocha characters on the palate, all framed within polished tannins. 875 individually numbered bottles produced.

Winemaker

Gus and Melanie Lawson

Winery

Cypress Wines

Website

www.cypresswines.co.nz

Additional Details

Cypress is the family business of Gus and Melanie Lawson. A couple with an already long career in wine, their beginnings provided the perfect platform for Cypress. Prior to selling Te Awa Farm, the Lawson family purchased a nearby hillside property that provided inspiration for establishing a vineyard with the varietals they knew were destined to be Hawke’s Bay’s global calling cards. Planting began in 2000, with small areas of Chardonnay and Merlot, joined by the Rhone mainstay, Syrah.