Syrah

Bullnose '98

Bullnose Syrah '16

First planted in 1990, the Bullnose Vineyard’s old red iron soils produce Te Mata Estate’s finest syrah. This wine has distinct floral and spice aromas, rich flavours of plum, raspberry and blackberry, with a velvety texture.

$74.90/ bottle

TASTING NOTES 1998

1998 Bullnose Syrah is concentrated and supple. It has a blackish crimson colour, a gamey aroma with notes of cedar and allspice, and a ripe sustained palate showing characters of black olives, smoke, herbs and blackberries.

It has the potential to develop in bottle for 8-10 years from harvest.

1998 Bullnose Syrah is a wonderful accompaniment to full flavoured meats, Italian food, and cheese.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH: 3.7
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.1g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING

Following destemming and crushing the grapes was given a warm, plunged fermentation followed by maceration on the skins.

It was then transferred to new and one year old French oak 225-litre barrels for 15 months aging, during which time it was topped, racked , and egg-white fined.

It was bottled on the 3rd September 1999.

VINEYARDS

Syrah from the Bullnose vineyard was hand picked on the 24th March.

ORIGIN

Michael Morris and Peter Cowley, vineyard partners and old car enthusiasts, named this wine after the pre-1928 Morris Cowley car, nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem of the label is drawn from the Bullnose car’s radiator crest.