Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah 2011, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

HK$190.00

The nose of this intriguing wine reveals floral wild herb aromas with notes of red plum, smoked bacon and white pepper. The palate contributes further plum and herb characters, wrapped up with silky smooth tannins. This is a supple and highly approachable wine which is excellent with food.

Herb crusted red meats and game, especially venison, dishes featuring spice and a variety of cheeses.

The fruit was harvested, then destemmed and crushed directly into stainless steel fermenters for fermentation with Rhone isolate yeasts. After pressing and malolactic, 70% was transferred to a mixture of new and seasoned oak barrique's for maturation, with the balance kept in tank. After 20 months maturation on light lees, the wine was blended, lightly egg white fined and filtered before bottling.

Varieties:95% Syrah, 5% Grenache
ABV: 12.5%
Vol: 750ml

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