Blessed with some of the best grape-growing land in New Zealand’s Northland region, The Landing vineyard produces award-winning, sustainable wines.
THE LANDING 2014 SYRAH
Grown on the coastal slopes overlooking the Bay of Islands, the 2014 Syrah is an expression of a deep and elegantly concentrated core of black-berried fruit, spice and liquorice notes.
Harvested from seven year old MS clone vines growing in clay soils at The Landing Vineyard on the Purerua Peninsula after a long, hot growing season. The grapes for this single vineyard wine were hand-picked on 3 April at 23.5 brix.
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.
Very dark, deep, black-hearted red with slight purple hues, near impenetrable. The nose is rm with packed dark-red and black fruits entwined with minerally reduc- tion, unveiling black pepper, spices, earth and oral elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rm and tightly bound with a deep and elegantly concentrated core of black-berried fruit entwined with spice and liquorice notes, black pepper, and hints of minerally reduction. The palate has ne-grained tannin extraction with balanced, integrated acidity. The wine has good linearity and drive, leading to an elegant nish. This is an elegantly concentrated, tightly bound, black-fruited Syrah with some minerally reductive notes on a ne-grained palate.
|Tartaric acid||6.25 g/L|