Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawkes Bay Syrah 2019
Gold, scored 95 points
Shiraz and Syrah
Medium Bodied Red Wine
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.