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Bullnose '18

Bullnose Syrah '19

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$74.90/ bottle

This wine is also available in a Limited Selection

Deep magenta with an onyx-dark core, Bullnose ’18 has an immediate rich aroma of cinnamon, lavender, ultra-ripe raspberry and black cherry. Lush with plum and boysenberry, the palate has immense depth and is interwoven with black liquorice, spice and velvety chocolate tannins. A deep delight, replete in detail, the 2018 has a classically beautiful Bullnose purity with power, a sumptuous dark heart, and a long, structured, elegant finish.

Wine Storage Suggestions & the latest Te Mata Cellaring Guide
Bullnose ’18 is closed with a natural cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for eight years from harvest.

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Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023
International Distribution & Stockists - Australia - United Kingdom

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
pH: 3.53
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.9g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING
The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 15 months’ maturation. During this time, they were regularly topped and racked, before egg-white fining, blending and then bottling in September 2019.

VINEYARDS
Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand-harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose, Hotspur and Isoceles Vineyards between the 29th and 17th of April 2018

ORIGIN
Two Te Mata Winery vineyard partners, the late Michael Morris and winemaker Peter Cowley, named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the label is drawn from the car’s radiator crest.

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Bullnose '16 - 'Bullnose is one of the oldest Syrah brands in Hawke’s Bay, named after one of the vineyards from which the wine is made. The grapes come from two vineyards, Bullnose and Isosceles, both in the Bridge Pa Triangle; one of the warmer growing areas of Hawke’s Bay, thanks to both soil and climate there. This is a beautiful wine with its deep purple colour and impressive full bodied flavours. The 2016 Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah was an aged bottle poured to try. It demonstrates how well Syrah can age because it is still exceptionally youthful even at four years old. The current vintage available is Bullnose ‘18.' 19/20
Joëlle Thomson, October 2020 All Reviews