Estate Vineyards

Syrah '11

Estate Vineyards Syrah '17

Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate's own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke's Bay origin.

$19.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2011

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘11 has a deep crimson colour with aromas of cherries, boysenberries, cinnamon and toast. The palate is soft and integrated with delightful cherry fruit and a supple even finish.

This wine will continue to develop in bottle for 2-4 years from harvest. Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘11 is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savoury and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft ripened cheeses.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.62
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.6g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

The syrah grapes were combined with a small quantity of viognier grapes, then destemmed and co-fermented. The resulting wine remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It

was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 9 months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg-white fining before being bottled in March 2012.

Vineyards

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah 2011 was harvested from our Woodthorpe vineyard between 2 – 22 April 2011.

Origin

The co-fermentation of Syrah with small amounts of the white grape variety, Viognier, is a traditional winemaking technique in France's northern Rhone Valley. The addition of Viognier introduces a perfume/floral aroma to the soft red berry and spice flavours of Syrah.

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