Te Awa Syrah, Hawke's Bay

Te Awa Syrah, Hawke's Bay

The Hawke's Bay region has some superb vineyards for growing Syrah, a variety that thrives on the gravel soils here; the vineyards are managed to encourage a low yield of optimally ripe fruit. The hand-picked, destemmed grapes were cold soaked for three days prior to a fermentation with the naturally occurring yeasts that live on the grapes; a small portion was finished in French oak barrels. The wine was aged in large oak barrels for 14 months. Red, with violet hues, the nose shows blackberry fruit, black pepper, liquorice and mocha; the palate has ripe fruit balanced by a savoury game character and spicy oak.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Te Awa
  • Primary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.09
  • Code: 29086
  • Expression: Chilli