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VillaMaria CellarSelection HawkesBay Syrah 2014

Cellar Selection

Hawkes Bay Syrah

Deeply coloured with crimson hues in the glass. The nose is layered with sweet blueberry, red plum & peppery spice aromas, underpinned by an aromatic violet lift. The palate is medium-bodied in style with a juicy & supple texture, finishing with rich, silky tannins and generous length.


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Tasting Notes

Dense purple and crimson hues lead to an intensely perfumed nose of violet, black fruit, herb and spice aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied, supple and silky in texture, featuring wonderfully integrated tannins and plush oak. Pure and precise fruit flavours lead the wine to a lengthy finish.

Download full tasting notes: 2017

Food Pairing

Syrah is an excellent food wine, particularly when paired with dishes featuring spice, duck or venison. Drink now or hold for up to 8 years when the wine will develop further complexity.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The 2016 growing season got off to a cool start however eventually warmed up and by harvest GDD units for the season finished just above average. Late March and early April rainfall presented challenges to winemakers and the focus became pushing ripening as far as possible without losing fruit condition. In these seasons the free draining gravel sites come to the fore.

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