This Syrah is grown in the coastal hills of Waiheke Island, which has cooler temperature and higher altitudes to promote freshness and brightness.
Produced as an earlier drinking, fruit forward style of wine.
The Spring/early Summer was warm and settled after flowering, and drought conditions started early. As a result of the incredibly dry summer, the berry size remained small. Sunny, settled and endless Bluebird days were the hallmarks of the 2020 vintage. Fruit condition was perfect, and we able to harvest fruit at the optimal time for each and every parcel. Tonnages were low, mainly due to tiny berry size, but the crop was even and open, ensuring great exposure to the sun.
The 2020 Faithful Syrah is rich, dark and concentrated, with great dark berry intensity on the nose with quality French oak in support. In the mouth the tannins are powdery and the fruit has great volume and sweetness. Sealed with screwcap.