Bilancia Syrah 2020
“Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?”
2020 was the vintage of irony; truly spectacular fruit harvested under the cloud of the global pandemic.
2020 Bilancia Syrah was sourced from two vineyards at Roys Hill, Hawke’s Bay; la collina and Trelinnoe.
From both vineyards perfect Syrah fruit was harvested separately and crushed to open top vessels for fermentation. The wines were pressed at dryness and run to either older French oak barriques or stainless steel tanks. The final wine is a blend of approximately 10% from la collina and 90% from Trelinnoe vineyard.
Sweet, ripe berry fruits and plums, fresh and juicy fruit coupled with Hawke’s Bay spice, balanced acidity and ripe, gentle tannins. A great wine for opening on release, this amazing 2020 Syrah is a vibrant, youthful wine and can be enjoyed immediately but it will also continue to develop over the next six to eight years.
Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review 1 February 2022
"It is a delicious combination of flavours with a core of sweet, ripe fruit balanced by soft acidity and ripe tannins. A lot of wine for the price."