Hawke’s Bay Syrah conquers French heavweights
Sacre bleu! Hawke’s Bay has led New Zealand to a win over France at an international blind tasting of Syrah in China. Three Hawke’s Bay Syrah were placed in the top five in a comparative tasting in China, with Elephant Hill’s Airavata 2009 judged best in the competition, beating French heavyweights. “This proves that Hawke’s Bay Syrah has a real place at the table of premium Syrah-producing regions of the world,” said Michael Henley, Chairman of the Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers Association.