Te Mata Bullnose Syrah
WineryTe Mata
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Hawkes Bay
  New Zealand
Each $81.99
Available in cases of 6
Te Mata are New Zealand's oldest winery, family owned and operated, they produce world class efforts, from fruit exclusively grown to estate vineyards in the Ngatarawa Triangle of Hawkes Bay. Originally planted in 1990, the Bullnose Vineyard's old red iron soils are Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited, they yield precious harvests of Te Mata's finest Syrah.
Bullnose Vineyard is named after the pre-1928 horseless carriage owned by proprietor Morris Cowley, nicknamed Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. Always a single vineyard wine, over time its make up has evolved from the original single clone of Shiraz to an assemblage of several. All the parcels are hand picked, kept separate and handled in a traditional manner. Bunches are destemmed and crushed, treated to a warm, hand plunged vinification with a course of extended skin maceration before pressing and completion of secondary malolactic ferments. The individual wines are run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for fifteen months maturation, egg white fining and assemblage.
Dark crimson colour. Complex aromas of boysenberry, raspberry, red plum, red roses and allspice. The palate is full and even with great balance and purity of varietal expression. Powdery tannins provide structure and a long, elegant finish. Te Mata will continue to evolve rich harmonies and complexity, a gourmande's accompaniement to eastern spiced lamb or rosemary venison bangers.
Wines by Te Mata
About the Te Mata Winery
Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890s
Te Mata is a New Zealand family owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its ten Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand. Te Mata’s completely handmade wines are renowned as the country’s finest. Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including such famous labels as Coleraine and Awatea Cabernet/Merlots, Bullnose Syrah, Elston Chardonnay and Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc. Not content to rest on its laurels, Te Mata has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe and Rymer’s Change wines. Te Mata»