Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognised wines exclusively from its Hawkes Bay vineyards. Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/Merlots, Bullnose Syrah, Elston Chardonnay, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc and Zara Viognier. In 2012 Te Mata Estate launched Estate Vineyards, a collection sourced exclusively from their own vineyards and blended to represent the best qualities of their variety.
Te Mata Estate is New Zealand's leading producer of modern Bordeaux varietals, a reputation founded, since 1982, upon the excellence of our flagship wine, Coleraine. This traditional blend of Bordeaux varieties is a consistently rewarding, complex wine showing ripe blackcurrant, plum and chocolate flavours with a supple and sustained palate.
Estate Vineyards Syrah was harvested between between 19th March and 17th April from Te Mata Estate's own vineyards in Hawk's Bay's Woodthorpe Terraces and Bridge Pa Triangle sub-regions.
The individual parcels of syrah from each plot were destemmed for fermentation and remained on skins for extended maceration before pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for five months maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg white fining before bottling.
Deep red with a bright purple edge, Estate Vineyards Syrah has an incredibly inviting fragrance of dark cherry, raspberry, vanilla and allspice. The palate is immediately full flavoured; a celebration of fresh boysenberry, blueberry, mocha and fine tannin that extends to a long and satisfying finish. With an exquisite level of detail and finesse, Estate Vineyards Syrah is the perfect addition to any occasion.