Bilancia Syrah 2017
The 2017 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard on Roy's Hill.
The fruit was destemmed and crushed for fermentation. The wine was pressed at dryness and run to mainly older French oak barriques for malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged in these barrels for 8 months.
In any vintage Hawke’s Bay Syrah is great at showing its ‘sense of place’ and the 2017 Bilancia Syrah certainly does that. The bright and juicy berry and dark fruit characters coupled with earthy spiciness and mid-palate weight say “I’m from here”
A great wine for opening on release, the 2017 Syrah is a vibrant, youthful wine and can be enjoyed as such but it will also continue to develop over the next four to six years
Tasting Notes (PDF)