Te Awa `Left Field` Syrah 2010 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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$238.80 per case
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Overview

The suitability of Syrah to the Te Awa soils and aspect has been one of those pleasant discoveries. As new areas of vineyard, many containing new vine importations, come on-stream the opportunity to produce and evaluate these parcels has created a vehicle for the creation of Left Field Syrah. As with the 2009, there is a component of Viognier.

93% Syrah (Chave, 877, 470) 7% Viognier

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

The first vintage of this wine, 2009, was muscular; this vintage is much more aromatic. The newer clonal selections of Syrah tend to suggest ‘fruitiness’ over spice and density. As a stylistic direction, I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Aroma

Soft red berry fruits are immediately apparent along with a whimsical rose/ or black current bud note. Viognier accentuates these floral notes and adds another component, a suggestion of apricot stone.

Palate

The palate is elegantly constructed. Definitely medium weight and supple, and in keeping with one of my winemaking philosophies: deliver on the palate, what is suggested on the nose. In this case, prettiness on the nose leads to a flowing and generous palate.

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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As a single estate winery, Te Awa cherish their rich diversity that the unique terroir of Te Awa provides. Their philosophy is to achieve balanced wines, reflecting the grapes from which they are made and having the individuality of our vineyard site. Embracing the time proven traditions of the worlds great winemakers, they harvest and vinify the different parcels of our vineyard separately, which gives us small variations in flavour and texture and thus more options when it comes to blending.

Their aim is for a synergistic effect, where the wine will be better than the sum of the individual parts. Once blended, the components marry and age together, evolving towards harmony as one wine - the best possible expression of their vineyards unique character.

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