Complex, spicy, supple, New Zealand Syrah is attracting increasing attention on the international stage.
With bright flavours and elegant texture, the style of our Syrah is generally refined and elegant and crammed with plum and savoury black pepper flavours.
A long history in New Zealand, dating back to the mid-1800s, today almost 90% of plantings are found in Hawke’s Bay and Auckland/Northland.
Distinguished by its bright, spicy flavours and elegant texture, you’ll instantly appreciate the intense varietal distinctiveness of New Zealand Syrah, akin to the elegant Northern Rhône style, crammed full of plum and savoury black pepper flavours, and sometimes even a hint of violets.
Syrah plantings have grown fast from a small base, almost doubling in the last decade to 430 hectares in 2016.
“In weight and level of ripeness, think of Crozes-Hermitage or Saint-Joseph rather than Cote-Rotie or Hermitage … fresh, firm and food-friendly.”Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, USA