Woodthorpe is an expansive single vineyard on elevated river terraces, angled to the sun, located in Hawkes Bay’s Tutaekuri river valley. Originally a colonial settlement, militia encampment, and staging post, it was between 1863 and 1914 home to the annual Woodthorpe races. Today it’s ideal aspect and free-draining soils provide Te Mata Estate a unique location for quality grapes.
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
Winery Tasting Notes
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘11 has a deep crimson colour
The wine shows aromas of cherries, boysenberries, cinnamon and toast.
The palate is soft and integrated with delightful cherry fruit and a supple even finish.
This wine will continue to develop in bottle for 2-4 years from harvest.
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘11 is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savoury and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft cheeses.