Terrace Edge Syrah

Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Terrace Edge- 2015
Product Code
Grape: Syrah / Shiraz
Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 14.5%
OK to keep Suitable for vegans Screw Cap
£25.00 // bottle // pack
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Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Terrace Edge- 2015

Pete and Jill Chapman are particularly passionate about this variety and it is easy to see why given the results. Grown on ancient Glasnevin Gravels on the Waipara River Terraces, which gives very low yields, but huge Syrah expression. Very herbal, spicy and peppery on the nose, the ripe black berry fruits flood the senses, helped by the soft mouthfeel from the fine grained tannins and smooth oak. A must try wine.

***** 5 Stars, 93+/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2015 vintage)

***** 5 Stars Raymond Chan, 'Dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, near impenetrable. The nose is softly full and voluminous with a concentrated core of ripe blackberry and black plum fruit harmoniously melded with subtle notes of liquorice, tar, minerals and Asian spices, unfolding a hint of black pepper and toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is softly rich with a concentrated heart of ripe blackberries, black plums and liquorice entwined with spices and tar, unveiling violet floral and pepper elements. The fruit is supported by supple, fine-textured, ripe tannin extraction lending a smooth mouthfeel. The wine follows a very fine, structural line with soft, integrated acidity lending vibrancy, leading to a sustained, softly concentrated finish of blackberries, plums, spices and toast. This is a beautifully harmonious and supple Syrah with blackberry, plum and subtle spice detail. Match with Middle Eastern fare and roasted lamb and venison over the next 6 years. 100% Syrah, MS and ‘Stonecroft’ clones, vines planted in 2004, from two blocks, 20% from the 45° north-facing ‘Bank Block’, hand-picked, destemmed, given a cold soak and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending up to 3 weeks on skins post ferment, and aged 12 months in 25% new French oak. 280 cases made.' Jul 2016 (2015 vintage)

Terrace Edge

Spontaneously purchased by the Chapman family in 1999, Terrace Edge Wines in the Waipara Valley, north of Christchurch on the South Island, is the very essence of a family owned and operated business, one which has grown from trial and error and pure hard graft. Organic certification began through Bio Gro in 2011, with official recognition of their organic status being achieved in March 2014. It was a long process, but one which has enhanced the ecological biodiversity at Terrace Edge, meaning the soil is richer, the vines are healthier and ultimately, the wine tastes better. The Waipara Valley in north Canterbury,is a unique wine growing region, with many different soil types in a small geographical area. Terrace Edge vineyard has been planted specifically to match the variation in soils, in order to grow wine which reflects the location and climate of its home. The vineyard is sensitively and meticulously managed, and not only have vines been planted here but over 200 olive tress and hundreds of native plants around the property and the vines. Beautiful wildflowers have been planted down selected rows to encourage beneficial insects to the property. A 'class act' with three fantastic wines to start with.
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