Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Estate Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the Estate Wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage and Hawke’s Bay origin.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate Syrah 2021 was harvested between March 19-26, 2021 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in Hawke’s Bay’s Dartmoor, Bridge Pa
      Triangle and Gimblett Gravels sub-regions.

    • Appellation: Hawke's Bay
  • Vinification

    • The individual parcels of syrah from each plot were destemmed for fermentation and remained on skins for extended maceration before
      pressing. It was then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for 12 months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg white fining before bottling.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 6.2 g/L
    • p H: 3.58
  • Tasting Notes

    • Dark and brooding in the glass, Estate Syrah 2021 is ink-black with a vivid magenta edge. The lifted aromatics of concentrated raspberry and crushed violets quickly become layer upon layer of exotic spices, fruit cake, pancetta, vanilla, and cocoa running the length of this wine’s luscious palate. Dense, saturated, ripe, and enticing in its detail – Estate Syrah 2021 delivers on every dimension.



  • Estate Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – Wine Advocate – 93 Points

    "The 2021 Syrah is a lovely wine. Delicious, in fact. The tannins are chalky and fine, bouncy and a little chewy (a very good thing). This is a gorgeous, slinky Syrah with a supple mouthfeel. Nice! This is spicy and very fine, and it features fruit from Gimblett Gravels, Dartmoor and Bridge Pa. The Bullnose fruit (the premium Syrah at Te Mata), if it falls out, will flow to Estate Syrah."

  • Estate Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – Wine Enthusiast – 95 Points

    "This historic Hawke’s Bay estate once again delivers a delicious and exceptionally well-priced bottling. This ruby red Syrah sings with vibrant plum and berry fruit, cracked black pepper, graphite, dried florals and chocolate mint. Aromas flow seamlessly onto the palate, which threads finely structured tannins through the juicy fruit, herbs and spice, emerging out the other side to form a complete wine that is both serious and playful, food-friendly and highly drinkable."

  • Estate Syrah, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – James Suckling – 92 Points

    "Pretty notes of pink peppercorns, lavender, rosemary, nutmeg and wild berries. Supple and creamy with a medium body and velvety tannins. Finely textured and very drinkable."