DRY RIVER Lovat Vineyard Syrah, Martinborough
Dry River, founded in 1979, was a pioneer of the Martinborough region and today remains among New Zealand’s leading wine producers. Dry River was also a pioneer of Shiraz/Syrah in New Zealand, beginning in 1996, and has seen the variety gain prominence. The Lovat Vineyard Syrah is a cool-climate style with a perfume of violets, black pepper and cinnamon spice. It is medium-bodied, with a mineral streak, but has good concentration, being plush and intense at the same time. The ‘Amaranth’ designation indicates an expectation that the wine will continue to develop interest as it ages.