Bilancia is a Hawkes Bay winery owned and run by winemakers Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson. Warren spent some time working in Southern Italy and it was here, reading the paper in the sun that he stumbled across his and Loraine’s horoscope, the Libra, or as it is known in Italian, Bilancia. A fitting name, it is synonymous with equilibrium and harmony and this has become the working philosophy behind their wines. Established in 1997, the six hectare vineyards of Bilancia are located on the North facing slope of Roy’s Hill where Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Syrah can be found. A small vineyard with a beautiful name, Bilancia is a winery that is punching well above its weight.

From both vineyards perfect Syrah fruit was harvested separately and crushed to open top vessels for fermentation. The wines were pressed at dryness and run to either older French oak barriques or stainless steel tanks. The final wine is a blend of approximately 10% from la collina vineyard and 90% from Trelinnoe vineyard.

Sweet, ripe berry fruits and plums, fresh and juicy fruit coupled with Hawke’s Bay spice, balanced acidity and ripe, gentle tannins. A great wine for opening on release, this amazing 2020 Syrah is a vibrant, youthful wine and can be enjoyed immediately but it will also continue to develop over the next four to six years.

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Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Hawkes Bay

Variety:

Syrah

Style:

Big, gutsy reds

Winemaker:

Lorraine Leheny and Warren Gibson.

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

14%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Food Match:

Beef, Venison

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