From Olly & Amy:
"Halcyon Days wines are biogro organic certified, handpicked, naturally fermented, unfined, unfiltered, with no additions. We use time honoured methods to create striking wines that are a dynamic expression of Halcyon’s place, Heretaunga, Hawke’s Bay.
2020 was a warm dry season, again an excellent vintage in Hawke’s Bay. We picked beautiful clean fruit at optimum balance and maturity. The season also meant an excellent Syrah vintage so we wanted to explore what we could do with this grape.
HALCYON DAYS for RUTH 2020
Blend: skin fermented Pinot Gris + whole bunch pressed Syrah rosé and Pinot Noir rose.
This is Halcyon Days’ version of structured rosé. Made by us for our friends Conor and Ash from Ruth. We wanted to explore what Syrah could add to a Rose blend and we found out that it's zip, and a neon hue! This is a blend of skin fermented Pinot-Gris, whole bunch pressed Syrah rose (all Chave clone) and a little Pinot-Noir rose.
On the eye: Bright neon pink colours
On the nose: Watermelon, strawberries, raspberry leaf and juniper
On the palate: Juicy rich fruit with tight acid backbone, lovely savoury finish and chalky texture."