New Release
Syrah 2021 Hawke’s Bay

A style rich with intensity of flavour and complexity. The palate boasts dark plum and blackberry with undertones of dark chocolate and a peppery spice.

Syrah 2021

$85.00 NZD
Vintage Conditions

The 2020 - 2021 growing season typically had warm days and cool nights and reflected our maritime climate. The growing degree days were slightly ahead of the
long-term average while rainfall was average. Autumn was cool and dry, assisting ripening on the vine and maintaining vibrancy and acidity in the grapes. The vines
were low yielding producing fruit of great intensity. Higher growing temperatures and lower rainfall, coupled with a lighter crop resulted in an early start to vintage.


Two vineyards have been blended to make this supple Syrah. Clone 470 from the Bridge Pa Triangle and MS Syrah from Mangatahi. The Bridge Pa fruit was plush and dark fruited, while the Mangatahi Syrah had lovely vibrancy and elegance, a wonderful combination. Both vineyards are Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited, with low yields, open canopy management and managed irrigation.


The hand harvested Syrah was chilled overnight before processing the following day.

Chilled bunches were hand sorted, then de-stemmed and the whole berries were transferred to open fermenters with some foot stomping. Some whole bunches were incorporated in the ferments. The berries were cold soaked before fermentation, indigenous yeast initiated the fermentation, while cultured yeast completed it. Twice daily pump overs and cool ferment temperatures through to dryness, then pressed to barriques. The Syrah matured for approximately 17 months in new and seasoned

French oak barriques. Blended in September 2022 and bottled in October 2022.

Tasting Note

A supple, richly textured Syrah which has a base of black fruited berries and sweet fruit fragrance. Ripe Syrah is plush and mouthfilling and the subtle fine grained French oak provides underlying poise and aids structural integrity to this fine wine. A combination of purity of fruit and restrained elegance which will unfold beautifully with age. Alcohol: 13.5% Total acidity: 6.2 g/l