Te Mata `Woodthorpe` Syrah 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay. NZ.

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This Syrah includes a touch of Viognier, a traditional winemaking technique in France’s Rhône Valley. It introduces a delightful floral aroma and supple texture to Syrah’s spicy dark-berry flavours.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Has a ripe, assertive nose with blackcurrant, raspberry leaf, bay leaf and wild strawberry. The palate is mediumbodied, with a supple, very harmonious finish with a dash of white pepper. Lovely.Rating 90 - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate#191 (OCT/2010)

The good value 2009 vintage was made by co-fermenting Syrah, estate-grown in the Woodthorpe Vineyard, in Hawke’s Bay, with a small amount of Viognier. French oak-aged for 13 months, it has a floral, peppery bouquet, leading into a fresh, supple wine with very good depth of plum/spice flavours, a touch of complexity and lots of drink-young appeal.Rating 3 and half star - Michael Cooper, Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines 2011

A cracker of a new release with lifted, perfumed violet and pepper aromas and in the mouth it is juicy, savoury, solid and spicy. It’s super-drinkable, even as a young puppy and, best of all, it’s widely available.Yvonne Lorkin, Hawke's Bay Today (21/AUG/2010)

Te Mata has been producing syrah for longer than most, and it shows. This is a cousin to the famous Bullnose. Viognier provides the florals, the syrah the rich black fruit, which is seasoned with pepper and spice. Buy a case.Warren Barton, The Dominion Post, Warren Barton's Christmas Wine Guide 2010

Winery Tasting Notes


Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘09 has a youthful, bright purpley colour.


This wine has a fragrance of violets and raspberries, with an underlying hint of cardamom.


The palate is flavorsome and elegant, showing spiced blueberries and dried apricot characters, with soft tannins and great finesse.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will continue to develop in bottle for 2-5 years from harvest.

Food Matching

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘09 is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savoury and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft ripened cheeses.

Winemaking Notes

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah 2009 was hand harvested from our Woodthorpe vineyard between 30 March and 18 April 2009. Fully-ripened syrah was combined with 4% viognier grapes, then destemmed and co-fermented.

The resulting wine remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 13 months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg-white fining before being bottled in June 2010.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890s. It is a New Zealand family-owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand.

Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and, launched in 2009, Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines.

Te Mata Estate makes wines from hand-harvested grapes from its own vineyards. These vineyards are all located in Hawkes Bay (within 40 minutes drive of the winery) and under the direct control of Te Mata Estate’s viticultural team.

Total land area: 600 acres (240 hectares). Total planted vineyard area: 300 acres (120 hectares).

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