This Syrah has a touch of white 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
This syrah is very approachable with plenty of black pepper, plum and a touch of spice. 4 Stars - Jane Skilton MW, Sunday Star times (8/MAY/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘10 has a bright crimson colour.
The wine displays aromas of red cherries, raspberries and the pepper and jasmine floral notes.
The palate features the same red berry fruits completed by baking spice flavours and integrated soft tannins.
This wine will continue to develop in bottle for 2-5 years from harvest.
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘10 is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savoury and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft ripened cheeses.
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah 2010 was hand harvested from our Woodthorpe vineyard between 15 April and 5 May 2010. 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 12 months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg-white fining before being bottled in March 2011.