2019

Syrah '07

Estate Vineyards Syrah '19

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$22.10/ bottle

Showcase 6-pack

Zara Viognier ’19 x 1, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’19 x 1, Elston Chardonnay ’19 x 1, Alma Pinot Noir ’19 x 1, Bullnose Syrah ’18 x 1, Awatea Cabernets/Merlot ’18 x 1 Presented in the Showcase wooden box

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Tasting Notes 2007

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘07 is a deep crimson colour with aromas of allspice, plum and jasmine. The palate shows spicy, cinnamon notes, rich flavours of dark chocolate, black cherry and blueberry, and a fine tannin grip to the finish. This wine will continue to develop in bottle for 4-6 years from harvest.

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah ‘07 is a wonderful accompaniment to all red meats, savoury and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft ripened cheeses.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.53
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.7g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Nil

Winemaking

Fully-ripened syrah was combined with 5% viognier grapes then destemmed and co-fermented. The resulting wine remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 15 months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg-white fi ning before being bottled in December 2008.

Vineyards

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Syrah 2007 was hand harvested from our Woodthorpe vineyard between 29 March and 27 April 2007.

Origin

The co-fermentation of Syrah with small amounts of the white grape variety, Viognier, is a traditional winemaking technique in France's northern Rhone Valley. The addition of Viognier introduces a perfume/floral aroma to the soft red berry and spice flavours of Syrah.

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