Private Bin | Hawkes Bay
Vintage 2021 
Distinguished by its bright, spicy flavours and elegant texture, New Zealand Syrah is fast becoming the darling of the international wine media. You’ll easily detect its intense varietal distinctiveness, crammed full of plum and savoury black pepper flavours and sometimes even a hint of violets.
2021 was an outstanding vintage in Hawkes Bay. The fruit was harvested, then destemmed with a mix of crushed and whole berry into stainless steel fermenters for fermentation with Rhone isolate yeasts. After pressing and malolactic, the wine was transferred to a mixture of tanks and seasoned oak barriques for maturation. After 20 months maturation on light lees, the wine was blended, lightly egg white fined and filtered before bottling.

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Fruity and spicy

Tasting notes

  • Red Plum
  • Dark Berry
  • Black Pepper

The nose of this intriguing wine reveals floral and spice aromas with notes of red plum, smoked bacon and black pepper. The palate contributes flavour’s of juicy dark berries, wrapped up with silky smooth tannins. This is a supple and highly approachable wine which is excellent with food.

Pairing suggestions

How to enjoy our Syrah

  • Red Meat
  • Spice
  • Mature Cheese

Herb crusted red meats and game, especially venison, dishes featuring spice and a variety of cheeses.


Best served at: 15 °C / 60 °F

Recipe pairing

Lamb Ragout

Deliciously decadent, this rich Lamb Ragout is the perfect dish for that comforting mid-winter pick me up. The fruit and pepper flavours found in our Syrah are a perfect pairing, enhancing all the scrumptious savoury flavours in this dish.

Hot & dry

Hawkes Bay

The fruit for our Syrah is all sourced from the hot, dry Hawkes Bay region, from different several sites in and around the famed Gimblett Road area.

Hawkes Bay Syrah has deep berry fruit, violet and savoury pepper aromas and a palate that features plum, spice and wild herb notes, complemented by silky smooth tannins.

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