TE MATA Bullnose Syrah 2019

TE MATA Bullnose Syrah 2019

TE MATA Bullnose Syrah 2019

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ORIGIN
The wine is named Bullnose after an early Morris Cowley car, which was nicknamed
Bullnose due to its distinctive radiator. The bull emblem that appears on the wine label
is drawn from the carÕs radiator crest.
VINEYARDS
Separate parcels of fully ripened syrah grapes were hand harvested from Te Mata EstateÕs
Bullnose, Isosceles and Hotspur Vineyards on 25 and 26 March 2021.
WINEMAKING
The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged
fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before
pressing and then a secondary malolactic fermentation. The separate wines were then
run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 16 monthsÕ maturation.
During this time, they were regularly topped and racked, before blending and then
bottling in November 2022.

TASTING NOTE
Magnificent deep magenta, Bullnose Õ21 entices with fl oral fragrance of lavender,
violets and a dusting of cardamon and cinnamon developing on the palate into black
cherry syrup, boysenberry and Turkish delight. Grace notes of char, truffle and
pink peppercorns appear in layer upon layer of velvet tannins that run from front
to back in the wine - extending the mid-palate presence into a long, sustained
finish of saturated and spiced red berries. Bullnose Õ21 is endlessly enchanting from
every angle.

CELLARING POTENTIAL
Bullnose Õ21 is closed with a Diam cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for
15 years from harvest.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

AT BOTTLING

pH 3.61

Total acidity as tartaric 5.5gpl

Alcohol 13.5%

Residual Sugar Dry



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