Cypress White Label Syrah, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
£27.50 (inc VAT)
A middleclass Molotov cocktail born out of a Bonne Maman jar and cassis. Boom!
Red currant, white pepper, and the ash from a beach bonfire still clinging onto your jumper in the morning. The Cypress White Label Syrah is evocative of a Northern Rh̫ône syrah with its elegance and spices. This can be found on the Christmas Day tables of the Humble Grape team, and should be on yours all year round.
The Lawson family founded Cypress 16 years ago. The rare hillside vineyard lies in an otherwise incredibly flat landscape. Also, the winery is in the famous Gimblett Gravels sub-region, which has similar soils to the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Here‰۪s an interesting fact: New Zealand has a wide variety of climates, which can also be found in the Italian peninsula.