Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 was harvested between 20 and 28 March 2017 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in Hawke’s Bay’s Bridge Pa and Woodthorpe Terraces Triangle sub-regions.
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 eight months’ maturation, during which time it was regularly topped and racked. The wine received a traditional egg white fining before bottling.
TA 5.8 g/l