Man O' War 'Dreadnought' Syrah 2015
One of New Zealand's top Syrah wines, the Dreadnought is stunning!
Taking their name from the bay where James Cook came to anchor during his first voyage around the islands of New Zealand in 1769, Man O’ War consists of 150 acres of vines planted in 76 individual hillside blocks on Waiheke Island.
Dreadnought was hand harvested, destemmed without crushing and fermented in small open top fermenters, plunged twice per day. Following an average of 3 weeks on skins the wines were gently pressed to oak barrels for Malolactic fermentation. Each parcel of fruit was kept separate in the winery until the final blending sessions after 15 months in oak.
The Dreadnought opens up to aromas of white pepper, star anise and blueberries with hints of wild game and a subtle floral fragrance. The palate has a mineral vibrancy which holds the firm ripe tannins in check. This wine has layers of complex characters that unfold as the wine opens up in the glass revealing subtle hints of spice and game, a rich supple palate with the graphite-like tannins typical of Syrah from Waiheke Island.
|Country Of Origin||New Zealand|
|Producer||Man O' War|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature, May Benefit From Decanting|
|Food Pairing||BBQ, Beef, Sausage|