Syrah

Bullnose '14

Bullnose Syrah '15

First planted in 1990, the Bullnose Vineyard’s old red iron soils produce Te Mata Estate’s finest syrah. This wine has distinct floral and spice aromas, rich flavours of plum, raspberry and blackberry, with a velvety texture.

$49.00/ bottle

TASTING NOTE 2014
Bullnose ’14 is opulent, lush and perfectly balanced. A deep, vibrant purple, Bullnose ’14 rolls out of the glass in waves of mocha, oriental spice, plum and dark, dark cherry. Lavishly textured with concentrated layers of raspberry and blackcurrant. Elegant, faultless, a wine of great finesse - the 2014 is the perfect celebration of a quarter century of Bullnose Syrah.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
pH: 3.61
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.8g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING
The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 15 months’ maturation. During this time, they were regularly topped and racked, before egg-white fining, blending and then bottling in September 2015.

VINEYARDS
Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand-harvested from Te Mata Estate’s  Vineyards on 2nd April 2014.

ORIGIN
Vineyard partners Michael Morris and Peter Cowley named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the label is drawn from the car’s radiator crest.

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Bullnose '14 - 'Loads of fruit in the mouth, complimented by just enough pepper and spice with a good backbone of very silky tannins and lively acidity carrying off a good long finish.' 92 Points
Lisa Perrotti Brown, eRobertParker.com,January 2016 All Reviews