The Villa Maria Syrah vineyards are located in the Gimblett Gravels of Hawkes Bay. This area is recognised as having superb growing conditions for Syrah, with free-draining gravelly soils and warm temperatures encouraging low yields and devigourated vines. These factors, along with some well-timed vineyard management techniques ensure the resulting fruit is deeply coloured and intensely flavoured, with ripe tannins.
Deep red hues lead to a brooding nose of pepper and licorice, alongside hints of violets and red berries.
Powdery tannins encase concentrated classic Syrah characters on the palate.