Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Syrah 2019
Gold, scored 95 points
Shiraz and Syrah
Medium Bodied Red Wine
$15 to $20
Sustainable wine growing
Black pepper, blackberry and blueberry, dark berry fruits, plums
Shiraz is often a powerful rich wine that’s perfect with big rich flavours. Try it with burger and ribs, steak, sausages and game dishes. Take to a pot-luck dinner or a BBQ with the neighbours and, of course, wonderful with the Sunday roast. Syrah is the same grape, but often a wine that is more medium bodied, great with pizza and pasta dishes, game, especially duck and rabbit. BBQ lamb and slow cooked meat dishes, as well as a simple steak with green beans and potato fries. Pair this hard or aged cheese like cheddar, gouda and pecorino.