Bilancia Syrah 2019
The 2019 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard on Roy’s Hill, Hawke’s Bay. 2019 was a great vintage for Hawke’s Bay and the wines from this harvest reflect this.
Perfect Syrah fruit was destemmed and crushed to open top vessels 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.
In Hawke’s Bay no variety more so than Syrah says “I’m from here”; this is true for the 2019 Bilancia Syrah. Fresh and juicy with the requisite berry and dark fruit characters coupled with Hawke’s Bay spice and hints of earthiness. Gentle tannins round out the palate.
A great wine for opening on release, the 2019 Syrah is a vibrant, youthful wine and can be enjoyed immediately but it will also continue to develop over the next four to six years.
Tasting Notes (PDF)