Bilancia Syrah 2016
The 2016 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from a single vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle.
The fruit was crushed to open top fermenters for hand plunging during 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.
Hawke’s Bay Syrah is great at showing its ‘sense of place’ and the 2016 Bilancia Syrah is no exception. The bright and juicy fruit characters coupled with earthy spiciness say “I’m from here”
A great wine for opening on release, the 2016 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)