Te Mania Syrah 2015
Te Mānia Syrah is a cool climate style wine. It is grown at sheltered inland vineyard sites to bring out the best from this classic variety.
Nose: Lovely dark berryfruit and peppery aromas with some spice and earthy notes.
Palate: Vibrant dark berryfruit with spicy / peppery notes supported by fine tannins and a long finish. Excellent drinking with game and other red meat dishes. A stylish cool climate Syrah.
Vintage: The grapes were hand picked, destemmed, crushed and then transferred to traditional small open top fermenters. The fermenting juice and skins were then plunged by hand to break up the cap as the wine macerated and fermented. The must or fermenting wine was then pressed to separate the skins and transferred to a mix of new and old French oak barrels. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation in spring in French oak barrels where it was aged for 12 months before bottling.
Diet: This wine is suitable for vegan diets.
Analysis: Alcohol: 13% Acidity: 5.1 g/L
Bright, fragrant and inviting, this likable syrah offers dark berry, plum, game and floral characters with nuances of black pepper and cedar aromas on the nose. The palate is ripe and flavoursome, offering fruit purity and silky texture, wonderfully framed by rounded tannins. Youthful and instantly likable. 90 points, 4½ Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jan 2017