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Vinovate Wines™ - MC - 2009 Syrah


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Maimai-Syrah-2009Maimai Creek 2009 Syrah

maimai logo 2The Hawke's Bay grape growing region is situated on the east coast of New Zealand and is bounded in the west by the Kaweka mountain range and in the east by the Pacific Ocean. Hawke's Bay, is loved for its sunny climate, fabulous beaches, sheltered coastal plains and long-established vineyards.


Vintage: 2009

Varietal Mix: 100% Syrah

Alcohol: 14.0%

pH: 3.71

Residual Sugar: <1gm/l

Total Acidity: 5.1gm/l

Region: Hawke's Bay

Sub Region: Red Metal Triangle

Harvest Date: 23rd April 2009


The bouquet is full of delicious fruit aromas of dark plum blackberry combined with subtle spice and vanillin oak notes. It's ripe and velvety on the palate show excellent weight and fine grained tannins. The wine is accessible, approachable and great drinking.

A beautifully balanced wine with plenty of mouth-pleasing flavours.


Viticulture: Grown on the free draining soils of the Red Metal Triangle west of Hastings, this wine is a blend of three clones all managed to gain optimum ripeness and flavour. Thinned to low cropping levels and sustainable managed the fruit was hand harvested.

Crushing / Pressing: Hand pick, whole bunch pressed crushed de-stemmed into tank.

Fermentation: Inoculated for ferment in tank with selected Rhone yeast. Ferment peaked at 28°. Fermentation lasted 2 weeks. Following ferment the wine was left on skins for up to 2 week then was pressed.

Barrel Handling: The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was matured in a combination of tank on oak chips for 4 months and old barrels.

Finning: The wine was palate fined with Egg white.

Filtration: The wine was filtered off egg white and bottled

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PDF information sheet for this wine available for download here.


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