Black Collection

Awards

GOLD

Reviews

This is totally delicious. Powerful aromas of black/blueberry, dark plum, violet and cedar with nuances of cocoa and black pepper on the nose. The palate is concentrated and opulent, while remaining balanced and properly structured, and offers layers of ripe fruit flavours backed by elegant savoury complexity. The wine is fleshy and supple, and finishes superbly long and velvety.

95 points
SAM KIM -WINE ORBIT

Valentina Syrah 2015

Variety

100% Syrah (hand harvested)

Region

Soho’s Onetangi Vineyard on Waiheke Island - Single Vineyard

Winemaker

James Rowan

Bottling date

April 2016

Technical analysis

Oak: 100% barrel aged (9 months) in new (14%) & one year old French & American barriques (Alain Fouquet; Demptos) Alcohol: 14%

Winemaker's notes

A turn of ripe summer stone fruits & fragrant cinnamon spice in the air - broad strokes of clay earth & dark berry compote. Oh, to temptation I turn.