Anchorage Family Estate Reserve Syrah 2015

Reserve Syrah 2015

Sourced from fruit that has been grown for us on a vineyard overlooking the Waimea Plains. The gentle rolling hills help to soak up the Nelson sun.

The handpicked fruit was gently de- stemmed and put into open top fermenters. After adding a little oak and suitable yeasts the fruit was hand plunged three times a day and once the ferment had stopped we left the skins to sink to the bottom. To maximise colour and flavour extraction malolactic fermentation was partially done still on skins and the finished after pressing the grapes. The wine was then left to mature and settle. A week before bottling it was filtered and finally bottled.
Dark plum red in colour- plum, currents and white pepper show quite prominent on the nose followed by some more subtle dark berry flavours and lightly toasted notes. Juicy fruit flavours like dark plum and berries with a hint of mint and white pepper get rounded with a touch of dark chocolate.
Enjoy with anything meaty that likes a sizzling barbeque or a roasting pan. Also very enjoyable as an evening tipple by a warm, toasty fire.

About Motueka

The town of Motueka in the South Island of New Zealand lies close to the mouth of the Motueka River, on the western shore of Tasman Bay. The name Motuekaor more correctly Motuweka, comes from the Maori language, and means "weka island", the weka being a small bird of the rail family.
The surrounding district has a number of orchards as well as growing a variety of specialised crops such as hops. Motueka also formerly served as the main centre of tobacco growing in New Zealand. A small number of vineyards have developed in recent years, one (Anchorage) gaining an international reputation.
Nearby beaches, including Kaiteriteri Beach and Marahau, are very popular with holiday makers. The area around Motueka is one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.
Motueka, as one of the nearest towns to the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, as become the base of many tourist ventures in those parks. Sea kayaking and tramping now attract many thousands of visitors each year. Many artists live in the area around Motueka.
Motueka is a thriving little town with a population of over 11,000.

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