Eventide – Waiheke Island Syrah
Chris Hollister originally from the US moved to New Zealand in 2007 with wife Helen. 2011, Chris co-founded EcoZip Adventures on Waiheke Island on the same site as Eventide, first vine planted in 2011, mainly Syrah. The vineyard is now mature and producing about 150 to 200 cases per year since 2015.
Eventide vineyard site is on the second-highest point on the island, next to 15 acres of native rainforest. The spectacular sunsets lit with pastel shades of pink, purple, yellow and orange and formed the inspiration for their name "Eventide" - middle English for 'evening time'.
Viticulturist Matt Sloan from Sloan Viticulture provides vineyard care to Eventide and many other vineyards on Waiheke Island, and Mike Wood is an experienced winemaker with experiences from Germany, Australia and France.
FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW
Eventide Syrah 2018, Waiheke IslandSyrah from New Zealand - Northland & AucklandReview Date : 22-Oct-2020Deep, ruby-red with bright transparency, slightly lighter edged. The nose is fresh, gently filling the glass with aromas of red berries, boysenberries, entwined with vanilla, spices and meaty notes underlay. Medium-full bodied, the palate is elegantly presented, succulent red berries, boysenberries are fresh, enriched by subtle earth, meaty notes, along with an amalgam of spices, black pepper and vanilla. The crunchy acidity provides freshness and vitality, integrated with oak elements, lighten up the fine-grained, silky tannin extraction. Vibrant and succulent fruit is the star of the show, leaves a moreish and attractive impression. This is an elegant Syrah with vibrant berry fruit, well-proportioned meaty and spice elements on a silky tannin palate. Match with lamb chops and charred beef kabab over the next 3-4 years. 18.5/20 pts (93 pts) Oct 2020 RRP $56