Te Awa `Left Field` Syrah 2011 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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$226.80 per case
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Overview

As with all Te Awa Wines our Syrah is hand harvested and is a direct expression of our unique terroir. Intriguing aromatics of dark flowers, sweet red fruits and a grind of pepper and spice.

This wine is deeply coloured, rich and warm with a velvety textured palate and vibrant flavours.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

The Te Awa Syrah is mainly sourced from the oldest Syrah vines on our estate, Zone 4. 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. This vintage also contains a small portion of Zone 27, a very good block across the driveway.

Aroma

A very typical Syrah nose of black berry fruits but with a bigger savoury and oak dimension than is usual for Te Awa.

This 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. We introduced the technique of ‘barrel ferment’ in 2010. This technique involves draining fermenting wine into new barrels at the end of ferment. We like the way this technique magnifies the mocha and spice notes on the nose.

Palate

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.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Cork closure

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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