2020

Bullnose ’20

$74.90

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★★★★★ 98 Points
Sam Kim, WineOrbit, February 2022


Te Mata Tasting Note

A luminous deep magenta, Bullnose Syrah ’20 is immediately floral with fresh raspberry, black-cherry syrup, spiced plums and oriental peonies, all bursting from the glass. There’s cinnamon, nutmeg and earth, with mineral, ripe boysenberry and black berry-fruit on the palate adding presence and sustained, subtle power. Fine-grained tannins carry the palate on and on. Luxurious. Resplendent. Bullnose Syrah’ 20 is our most beautiful Bullnose.

Weight 1 kg
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Winemaking

Bullnose '20

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 blending and then bottling in December 2021.

Vineyards

Bridge Pa & Gravels

Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Bullnose, Hotspur and Isosceles Vineyards between 26 and 30 March 2020.

Origins

Bullnose

The wine is named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, which was nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the wine label is drawn from the car’s radiator crest.

Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023

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