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

2014 SYRAH

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Unit Quantity: 750ml
Alcohol Percentage: 13.70%
Best to Drink: 2017 to 2025

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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.

VINEYARD

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.

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

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.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

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