Black Collection

2015 Awards

GOLD

2015 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 2016

Variety

100% Syrah (hand harvested)

Region

Soho’s Onetangi Vineyard on Waiheke Island - Single Vineyard

Winemaker

James Rowan

Bottling date

March 2017

Technical analysis

Oak: 100% barrel aged (9 months) in new (24%) & one year old French (Alain Fouquet; Demptos) & American barriques Alcohol: 14%

Winemaker's notes

A beautifully spiced & fragrant wine with layered florals. An earthen framework supports a brave, balanced & vivacious palate – the splendour of Syrah…every time!