Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand-harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose Vineyard between 19 and 22 April, 2011
The individual lots were handled in a traditional manner; destemming, a warm, plunged fermentation, extended skin maceration, pressing, and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months’ maturation, before blending, egg-white fining and then bottling in July 2012.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Bullnose ‘11 has a bright magenta colour,
Aromas and flavours of fresh raspberry, red cherry, cinnamon and allspice.
The delightful palate is immediately satisfying with layered red berry and plum flavours, infused with sandalwood and vanilla, and a finely textured, sustained tannin finish.
Savoury red meat dishes, game, lamb (New Zealand of course!), also firm cheeses.
Bullnose ‘11 will continue to evolve in bottle for eight years from harvest.