The Villa Maria Syrah vineyards are located in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawkes Bay. The free-draining gravely soils and warm conditions of the Gimblett Gravels encourage low yields and devigourated vines.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Villa Maria belongs on any shortlist of New Zealand's best wines. This syrah shows how the Kiwi style straddles French and Australian prototypes. It's ripe in Loganberry and blueberry characters; savoury earthiness slots i n nicely; oak is well measured, and a fleshy texture and sustained flavour complete the picture. Ralph Kyte Powell Delicious
Winery Tasting Notes
Crimson with youthful purple hues.
This elegant yet full bodied Syrah displays classic white pepper notes along with violets, cedar and red plums.
The palate is refined with fine powdery tannins and balanced acidity, which will allow the wine to age and gain further complexity.