Monday, 19 July 2010

TN : Staete Landt Syrah 2007, Marlborough, New Zealand

Staete Landt is pronounced "state land". The name comes from New Zealand's first map made by the explorer Abel Tasman in 1642.

The grapes for this wine were grown on old stony riverbed soils in the Rapaura region. The grapes are planted in two different parcels of three different clones on three different rootstocks. There is a total of nine rows covering two acres. All of the grapes were hand-harvested. The grapes were then cold soaked before alcoholic fermentation (30% whole berries). The wine was matured in French oak barrels for 17 months.

Colour : Red

Aroma : Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, meaty, spice

Taste : Northern Rhone-like in style, lots of toast, a bit thin, strawberry, raspberry, meaty, warm finish, white pepper

Alcohol : 14.5%

Price : 199 SEK

Mark : B-

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, what did you think about this wine?

Great blog you got here :o)