Dry River Lovat Syrah
$81.20

Dry River Lovat Syrah

An outstanding vintage from an iconic Martinborough winery. The Lovat Syrah 2016 still requires more time in the cellar if you have the patience for it. If not, decant it for at least an hour to bring out the florals, liquorice and dark fruits.  Always a pleasure!

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Wairarapa
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Syrah / Shiraz

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
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To refresh the memory, 2016 was an outstanding vintage, no less for Syrah. After a moderately warm and very dry summer, the long autumn helped with the late slow ripening of our Syrah perfectly. Little rain at the end of the season made picking easy and ensured impeccably healthy grapes came into the winery. 

A deep purple colour with a tamarillo hew indicates the wine is still in infancy stage. The influence of fine, mostly older oak preserves the primary and floral characters like cherries, fresh blackcurrants, violets and Christmas spices. It cries ripe characters of black liquorice, dark boysenberries and crème de cassis.  The wine has more to reveal behind the veil of primary fruit characters, toasted almond paste and black olives.

The low cropping levels combined with the elevated ripeness of the Syrah clearly contribute to the heavy fruit weight, mainly on the mid-palate.  Approachable and fine grained, more powdery tannins are focussed on the centre-mid area of the palate, stretching lengthways to the back like a long rod.  Combined with a gentle acidity,the wine still shows firm and compact, hiding the more elegant and delicate fruit charactersandleaving it up to time to emerge and unfold.  Amiable yet shy, the 2016 Syrah will require another five more years to reveal its full potential.

pH 3.6
T.A. 6.1g/L
R.S. <2g/L
Alcohol 13 % VOL
Harvest 29 April 2016

Winemaker Notes

To refresh the memory, 2016 was an outstanding vintage, no less for Syrah. After a moderately warm and very dry summer, the long autumn helped with the late slow ripening of our Syrah perfectly. Little rain at the end of the season made picking easy and ensured impeccably healthy grapes came into the winery. 

A deep purple colour with a tamarillo hew indicates the wine is still in infancy stage. The influence of fine, mostly older oak preserves the primary and floral characters like cherries, fresh blackcurrants, violets and Christmas spices. It cries ripe characters of black liquorice, dark boysenberries and crème de cassis.  The wine has more to reveal behind the veil of primary fruit characters, toasted almond paste and black olives.

The low cropping levels combined with the elevated ripeness of the Syrah clearly contribute to the heavy fruit weight, mainly on the mid-palate.  Approachable and fine grained, more powdery tannins are focussed on the centre-mid area of the palate, stretching lengthways to the back like a long rod.  Combined with a gentle acidity,the wine still shows firm and compact, hiding the more elegant and delicate fruit charactersandleaving it up to time to emerge and unfold.  Amiable yet shy, the 2016 Syrah will require another five more years to reveal its full potential.

pH 3.6
T.A. 6.1g/L
R.S. <2g/L
Alcohol 13 % VOL
Harvest 29 April 2016