Little X Syrah

Little X Syrah

'Little x' is a venture by Tim Adams, viticulturist and winemaking consultant for Toi Toi wines. His pet project involves selecting small parcels of vines, in this case a small block on Ohiti Road, on the opposite side of the river from the coveted Gimblett Gravels.  The wine was fermented in steel with oak staves, and roughly 20% matured in older French oak barrels for 14 months.  The result is a charming and very drinkable wine, carrying its extra bottle age well. Very good for the dollars. 

Winemaker Notes

"Aromas of dark cherry, rose petal and cracked pepper. The palate shows plums, red and dark berries, and cherries with red pepper corn cradled in spicy, cedar and tarry oak. Fine tannins and a persistent palate. Moreish and warm.

This Syrah was sourced from a specially selected vineyard in Hawkes Bay. The 2018 growing season experienced a very warm summer and early autumn, which led to a record number of growing degree days for that period, interspersed with welcome intermittent rain. Despite predictions for a later harvest, these conditions proved perfect for ripening, and the fruit was picked in late March 2018."

Cameron Douglas 92/100 (2018 Vintage)

"A fragrant expression - with aromas of red peppercorn and plum, raspberry and wood spice, some pepper and barrel toast brown spices. On the palate - a dry wine with flavours of red cherry and raspberry, red plum and sweet peppercorn, calm yet well managed oak spice and fine tannins. Medium+ acidity, no mistaking that this is Syrah. Balanced and well made in a drink now style. Best from today and through 2023."

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Hawkes Bay
  • Red Wine
  • Syrah / Shiraz

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) All Free(**)
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
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 
(**) Normally $2.50 - free as we all are dealing with the COVID crisis

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