Blessed with some of the best grape-growing land in New Zealand’s Northland region, The Landing vineyard produces award-winning, sustainable wines.

2013 SYRAH

About

Unit Quantity: 750ml
Alcohol Percentage: 13.70%
Best to Drink: 2015 to 2021

Awards

THE LANDING SYRAH 2013

Grown on the coastal slopes overlooking the Bay of Islands, the 2013 Syrah
is an expression of ripe blackberry fruit harmoniously intermixed with savoury earthy notes and slight secondary dried herb elements.

VINEYARD

Harvested from six year old MS clone vines growing in clay soils at The Landing Vineyard on the Purerua Peninsula in warm growing conditions. The grapes for this single vineyard wine were hand-picked on 30 March at 24.4 brix.

WINEMAKING

The Landing Syrah grapes were fermented with the skin on for two weeks and a range of inoculated yeast was used. It was then racked into 30% French oak barriques for 18 months.

TASTING NOTES

Full, dark, black-hued red, near impenetrable, with slight purple hues. The nose is softly full with gentle, near ethereal aromatics, featuring a black-fruited core with earth and mineral nuances, and some savoury dried herb and secondary earthy notes appearing. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rounded with a good core of ripe blackberry fruit harmoniously intermixed with savoury earthy notes and slight secondary dried herb elements. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety, with fine-grained tannin extract and balanced acidity. The fruit has drive and line, carrying to a taut, fine-textured, lingering finish. This is a harmonious, fine-textured Syrah with some savoury secondary nuances. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked red meat dishes over the next 6 years.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH 3.65
Tartaric acid 6.25 g/L
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar Dry<2g/L