Region: Hawke's Bay
Country: New Zealand
3% Viognier, 97% Syrah
The berries for this Syrah were grown on the river gravels of the te Mata, Havelock North and Bridge Pa appelations. The dry summer and autumnal heat of the 2018 vintage made it possible to capture blackberry, plum and mulberry characteristics with medium tannins. Fruit was picked by hand.
Fermented with 3% Viognier in a mix of new and seasonal French oak barrels, expecvt this wine to become savoury with age, developing gamey pepper and spice notes with increasing complexity.
Petane wines are crafted by Philip Barber, under the guidance of expert wine maker Anthony Mackenzie. Philip is a second-generation viticulturist whose heritage has led him to believe that outstanding wine begins with outstanding fruit. As such he is dedicated to the entire wine growing process - from the site selection and planting of the vines to the making and finishing of the wine.
They are a certified Sustainable Wine New Zealand (SWNZ) vineyard and and strive to work in harmony with the environment.