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CHURCH ROAD GRAND RESERVE SYRAH 2017

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Trophy for Champion Syrah – Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019

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  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Grape: 100% Syrah

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Regions : Hawkes Bay

Trophy for Champion Syrah – Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019

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Trophy for Champion Syrah – Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019
Trophy for Champion Syrah – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2020
Gold Medal – Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2020


Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Church Road Grand Reserve wines are produced only in exceptional vintages. The very best low-cropping vineyard blocks are targeted for selective hand-harvesting to yield wines with the greatest possible flavour, depth and concentration. In the winery these wines are made using small batch, traditional winemaking techniques that emphasise texture, structure and subtle complexity, while still letting the fruit shine through.

On the nose, a core of dark berry fruit is overlaid with fragrant violet, rose, exotic spice and hints of cracked pepper whilst subtle, savoury oak adds complexity and a chocolate-like richness. The palate is full but finely structured with excellent persistence and focus coming from balanced acidity and ripe tannins."


5 Stars Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, July 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Church Road’s Grande Reserve Syrah 2017 is produced from grapes grown in the Gimblett Gravels subregion. Moderately dense, generously proportioned syrah with plum, dark berry, pepper, spice and subtle smoky oak flavours. Slightly less concentrated than Church Road’s flagship syrah but very impressive, especially when you consider vintage challenges."


5 Stars Michael Cooper (2017 Vintage)
"The 2017 vintage is deeply coloured, fragrant and full-bodied, with dense, youthful plum and black-pepper flavours, seasoned with toasty oak, hints of liquorice and dark chocolate, and fine-grained tannins. Open 2022+."


Six Nations Wine Challenge 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"Church Road Grand Reserve wines are produced only in exceptional vintages. The very best low-cropping vineyard blocks are targeted for selective hand-harvesting to yield wines with the greatest possible flavour, depth and concentration. In the winery these wines are made using small batch, traditional winemaking techniques that emphasise texture, structure and subtle complexity, while still letting the fruit shine through.

On the nose, a core of dark berry fruit is overlaid with fragrant violet, rose, exotic spice and hints of cracked pepper whilst subtle, savoury oak adds complexity and a chocolate like richness. The palate is full but finely structured with excellent persistence and focus coming from balanced acidity and ripe tannins."


Reviews for the 2016 vintage below…


5 Stars & Number 1, Cuisine Syrah Tasting, June 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2018
Gold Medal – Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018
Gold Medal – Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
Gold Medal – Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2019


5 Stars & Number 1, John Belsham, Cuisine Syrah Tasting, June 2019 (2016 Vintage)
"In its 122 years Church Road has been at the forefront of red wine making in New Zealand. It was originally established as Taradale Vineyards in 1897 by Bartholomew Steinmetz and leased to his nineteen-year-old winemaker Tom McDonald in 1926 who spent the next 50 years perfecting his craft. The business was sold to the Canterbury merchants Ballins in 1944 and formally recognised as McDonalds Wines. Acquired by Montana in 1989 it became Church Road winery in 1992. Head winemaker Chris Scott joined Church Road in 1995. He worked his way up to the top winemaking job in 2005. Today, he produces wines that balance commercial realities with more enduring styles. "The prize is about wines that have poise, balance and beauty. It’s a more difficult way to make wines, as one still needs an elegant underlying structure to deliver power but overall the wines are more compelling and interesting"says Scott.

So, what does the next 20 years hold for Chris? "We have good recognition here at home, however we are not yet recognized globally as a world-class region" says Scott. “Not yet” is the significant phrase and I concur, it’s time to cement the position.

From a vintage that was not overly warm nor dry Scott has produced this powerful style with attractive red floral notes. The core is generously concentrated with dark fruit flavours, ripe berries and exotic spices balanced with toasty oak. A deeply alluring wine with a beautiful long finish."

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