Deep red with a bright purple edge, Estate Vineyards Syrah ’18 has an incredibly inviting fragrance of dark cherry, raspberry, vanilla and allspice. The palate is immediately full flavoured; a celebration of fresh boysenberry, blueberry, mocha and fine tannin that extends to a long and satisfying finish. With an exquisite level of detail and finesse, Estate Vineyards Syrah ’18 is the perfect addition to any occasion.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Syrah ’18 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric 5.5g/l
Residual Sugar Dry
The individual parcels of syrah from each plot were destemmed for fermentation and remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for five months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg white fining before bottling.
Estate Vineyards Syrah ’18 was harvested between between 19th March and 17th April 2018 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in Hawke’s Bay’s Woodthorpe Terraces and Bridge Pa Triangle sub-regions.
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate's own vineyards, the estate vineyard wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke's Bay origin.
Estate Vineyards Syrah '18 - 'There is a simplicity to this wine, made by one of New Zealand’s most historic wineries. But simple can be beautiful, particularly when it comes to red wines on the fuller end of the spectrum. At first sniff, pristine red fruit is woven with licorice, olives, herbs and slightly chocolaty oak. But as it opens in the glass, the oak fades and warm stone minerality takes its place. Firmly medium bodied, the tangy fruit is interlaced with savory herbs and balanced by lifted acidity and chalky tannins. This is cool climate Syrah that is unpretentious yet wholly sure of itself. One for the cellar.'Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard All Reviews