Multi-layered and complex with powerful, but ripe and round tannins, great structure. A wine that is distinctly Northern Rhone-like.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Syrah 97%, Viognier 3%
The colour is a deep, vibrant crimson.
Blackberry, black pepper, savoury and spice elements are prominent, with meaty overtones. The Viognier has added a lifted aromatic quality and softened the tannins, making the wine more feminine. Multi-layered complexity is the aim.
Powerful, but ripe and round tannins give the wine great structure. Oak aging plays a minor part and the wine lives on its fruit. Combined with the good acidity, these characteristics mean excellent aging potential. Development of mineral, earthy and tarry characters are likely during bottle aging, resulting in a wine that is in Northern Rhone-like rather than resembling any thing Australian.
We would expect this wine to age 4-6 years plus with good cellaring conditions.
Great with any red meat, but especially game such as venison.