Bilancia Syrah 2018
The 2018 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard on Roy's Hill, Hawke's Bay
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 10 months.
Hawke’s Bay Syrah is very adept at saying "I'm from here"; this is so true for the 2018 Bilancia Syrah. Fresh and juicy with berry and dark fruit characters coupled with classic Hawke's Bay spice with hints of earthiness.
A great wine for opening on release, the 2018 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)
"Bright, light blue fruit and violets lead to a very plush, attractive, mid-weight palate that offers red-plum, cassis, blackberry and blueberry flavors on a smoothly polished bed of tannin. Drink now. Screw cap."