The Te Awa Syrah is sourced from the oldest Syrah vines on the estate, Zone4. This parcel of vines is referred to as `Mass Select`, meaning it was selected from vines of superior performance over many generations. No GM here. Zone 4 is on extremely free draining gravels.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
A very typical Syrah nose of black berry fruits and cinnamon quill spice. Savoury notes such as miso, beef stock and freshly filed steel give this wine an extra dimension.This umami like complexity is the result of multiple strains of vineyard yeast and long term barrel aging on a heavy lee of decaying skin fragment, yeast and malo lactic bacteria.
The palate is medium bodied as one would expect from our version of Syrah. The tannins are supple and remain unmodified, in their naturally extracted state, poised to take the wine forward in the bottle. Expect a richness of flavour, an economy of flamboyance and the satisfaction of natural balance.