Brilliant red with a vibrant purple hue, Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 overflows with aromatic notes of raspberry, black cherry, cardamom and plum, balancing elegant fresh fruit and fine, even tannins. On the palate there’s ripe boysenberry, vanilla and aniseed with just a touch of smoky paprika and French vanilla from the oak. Ripe red fruit gives length and texture across this soft and moreish wine.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric 5.8g/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 eight months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg white fining before bottling.
Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 was harvested between 20th March and 28th March 2017 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.
'Elegant in presentation, showing primary raspberry fruit, white pepper and red florals and spice.' 16.6+/20 ★★★Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, March 2018 All Reviews