The definition of VARIATION that we came across gave us: One of a series of forms based on a single theme.We thought this summed up what we had been looking for.
2013 was a mild to warm season. Good winter rain led into an almost ideal summer season. A warm late January and early February allowed the grapes to achieve ideal flavour ripeness a week earlier than usual.
This wine shares with the NHV Syrah intense flavour and a fine structure but in a somewhat lighter frame. It also has some spicy elements from a component of whole bunch . It is a wine that is aimed at immediate consumption but will gain further complexity over the next 3-5 years.