Our Wines

Serine Syrah 2022


The name ‘Serine’ came about after speculation over the origin of our oldest Syrah vines, which are the oldest Syrah vines in New Zealand.  At one stage, it was thought the clone of Syrah might be Serine. That was never established but  the name stuck. We pick our Syrah in a number of different batches, as we have different clones, vineyards and ages of vines. For the Serine Syrah we aim to make a serious wine which will develop in the bottle, but one which does not need to be cellared for years before drinking.

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Colour: Deep ruby red colour.
Aromatics:   A fruity bouquet with notes of raspberry and blueberry together with hints of pepper.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Mere Road.
Variety: Syrah.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 26th and 28th March 2022.
Vinification: Fermented in open-top stainless steel fermenters.  Hand plunged two times daily. Post fermentation soak for two to three weeks followed by maturation in barrel.
Maturation: Matured in seasoned French oak barrels for 17 months.
Bottled: 11th October 2023.
Analysis: Alc 12.5 vol.
Closure: BVS
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg

Certified organic, the lively 2022 vintage (4*) was estate-grown, hand-picked and matured for 17 months in French oak barrels. Designed as a serious, ageworthy wine that is approachable young, it is a bright ruby, fresh, medium-bodied red, with vigorous, plummy, spicy, gently oaked flavours, showing very good depth and considerable complexity, and a finely poised, smooth finish. Best drinking mid-2024+.

Michael Cooper