In Marlborough Syrah is right on the edge of its growing limits because of the cool climate, yet it pleasantly surprises us time and time again. Syrah’s flavours are attractive across the spectrum of ripeness. At the lower level it has that classic white pepper character found in many northern Rhône wines. As it gets riper in hotter vintages it becomes richer and bigger, showing more "sweet" fruit.

Our Syrah has distinct varietal definition. At the Fromm Vineyard, the Syrah never gets overripe and often reaches physiological maturity at relatively low sugar levels. In this sense it is perfectly suited to our climate, providing its crop levels are low and viticultural standards high.

Until a few years ago there was only one, unidentified, clone of Syrah available in New Zealand. Recent plantings of newly imported French clones have shown very promising results. All these factors, together with increasing vine age, point to an exciting future for this variety. We also have planted a few rows of Viognier, which we co-ferment with our Syrah as traditionally done in Côte Rôtie.

We produce:
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard
Fromm La Strada Syrah

Syrah . Fromm Vineyard - Tasting Notes

Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2014
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2012
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2011
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2010
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2009
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2007
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2006
Fromm Syrah Fromm Vineyard 2005
Fromm La Strada Syrah 2004 Reserve
Fromm La Strada Syrah 2003 Reserve
Fromm Syrah 2002 Reserve
Fromm Syrah 2001 Reserve
Fromm Syrah 1999 Reserve
Fromm Syrah 1998 Reserve
Fromm Syrah 1997 Reserve
Fromm Syrah 1996 Reserve

La Strada . Syrah - Tasting Notes

Fromm La Strada Syrah 2013
Fromm La Strada Syrah 2012
Fromm La Strada Syrah 2011
Fromm La Strada Syrah 2010
Fromm La Strada Syrah 2009
La Strada Syrah 2008
La Strada Syrah 2007
La Strada Syrah 2006
La Strada Syrah 2005
La Strada Syrah 2004
La Strada Syrah 2000