Estate Range

2009 Mount Riley Syrah

Mount Riley's Estate Range (pictured right) is great quality and value. Each wine in this range is fresh with pure, vibrant fruit flavours and aromas.

  • Awards

    2009 Silver NZ International Wine Show 2011
    2009 Silver NZ International Wine Show 2010

  • Reviews

    The Press, Wednesday 17th November 2010, David Killick

    If you didn't know it already, Marlborough produces excellent reds. This syrah is spicy buy velvety smooth, softened by a touch of viognier. Currants and a hint of chocolate are followed by a lingering peppery aftertaste. The wine seems light, but looks can be deceptive - its hefty 14.5 per cent alcohol content packs a punch. It partners well with summer dishes of meat, cheese and pasta.

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Our Limited Release Syrah was made from a selection of our best Syrah grapes in the 2009 vintage. The grapes that make up this wine were grown in Mount Riley's premium 17 Valley Vineyard in the south of the Marlborough's Wairau Valley. This site is exposed to intense sunshine and the warm North Westerly winds pool in this small valley creating a veritable 'heat trap'.

The fruit was harvested at extremely low yields and was hand-picked and co-fermented with Viognier grapes. The fermentation was carried out in small parcels using indigenous yeasts then the wine was aged for 15 months in predominantly French oak barriques.

Inky purple hues.

A perfumed complex bouquet with dark fruits, white pepper and floral aromas complemented by earthy and spicy notes.

Dark fruits and well structured but fine tannins are supported by lovely concentration, fruit sweetness and a long, lingering finish.

This wine is drinking well now until 2015. Match with red meat or pasta dishes.


Other Information
Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bottle Barcode: 9419663000172
Availability: Distributed to fine wine stores and premium on premise outlets throughout NZ.