Syrah

Bullnose '99

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 1999

Bullnose Syrah 1999 has a dark ruby colour, an aroma of white pepper, cherries and smoke, and a palate showing supple blueberry and gamey notes, finishing with fine and long tannins.

Bullnose Syrah 1999 has the potential to develop in bottle for 3-5 years from harvest.

Bullnose Syrah 1999 is a great partner for all red and delicatessen meats, Italian and other well seasoned food, and cheese.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH: 3.72
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.3g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING

The grapes for Bullnose Syrah 1999 were destemmed, crushed and given an eight-day,  plunged, warm fermentation. The resulting wine was then left on skins for a malo-lactic fermentation, then pressed and run to new and older 225 litre barrels for ageing, during which time it was topped, racked and egg white fined. It was then bottled in September ’00.

VINEYARDS

The grapes for Bullnose Syrah 1999 were hand harvested from the renowned Bullnose vineyard 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.