Nanny Goat Vineyard Syrah

Syrah is a varietal that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in Central Otago. It requires extended periods of heat to gain optimum ripeness, and as such is planted in minute quantities in only a handful of locations. With gentle handling in the winery, natural fermentation and judicious use of oak we aim to produce wines that are a true reflection of the individual season.



Tasting notes


Bronze Medal – 2013
2012 Nanny Goat Vineyard Syrah
Spiegelau International Wine Competition

“3 Stars” – Central Otago Tasting, Winestate Magazine. September/October 2013.
3 Stars. Full-coloured, with strong, spicy, nutty flavours, a hint of dried herbs and some savoury, oaky complexity.

“94 Points” – The Key Review of Wine, Tony Keys. November 2013.
94 Points. New to the Australian market and exemplarily crafted by winemaker Alan Peters-Oswald, this is creamy on entry but is underscored with savoury hints as it travels. NZ Syrah is a very different animal than Shiraz from most Australian regions and should be looked at in its own right. For a start its only 13.4% alcohol. It will develop with age but is drinking very well at the moment. Its an easy 94 and worth the retail price which will be around $30.

Nanny puts some fun and class into wine – Warren Barton, The Southland Times. September 2013.
Who says you can’t grow Syrah in the deep South? An interesting unusually complex nose with spicy, berried body.