Bilancia Syrah la Collina 2006

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The 2006 La Collina Syrah has more definition on the nose compared to the 2005: very pure blackberry, sous-bois, plum, the Viognier's aromatics a little more tangible than the previous vintage. The palate is medium-bodied, very ripe tannins, harmonio... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. 2006 Bilancia Syrah La Collina 750ml

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Bilancia:
Bilancia is a small Hawke's Bay producer of exceptional Pinot Gris, Viognier, Pinot Noir and Syrah. It was established in 1997 with the first wines released in mid 1998 The word Bilancia (be-larn-cha) means, in Italian, balance, equilibrium and harmony. These terms have obvious connections with wine and winemaking, but also, for any Librans out there, Bilancia is the Italian word for the Zodi... Read more
Bilancia is a small Hawke's Bay producer of exceptional Pinot Gris, Viognier, Pinot Noir and Syrah. It was established in 1997 with the first wines released in mid 1998 The word Bilancia (be-larn-cha) means, in Italian, balance, equilibrium and harmony. These terms have obvious connections with wine and winemaking, but also, for any Librans out there, Bilancia is the Italian word for the Zodiac sign Libra which both Lorraine and Warren were born under. The philosophy of balance, equilibrium and harmony is something that is carried through all aspects of the winemaking and, hopefully, people will see this when they drink the wines. The viticultural central point for Bilancia is the 6 hectares (15 acres) of land covering the front and back of Roys Hill (west of Hastings on State Highway 50) where, planted only on the North - Northwest facing slope, is the vineyard known as la collina (col-ee-na), which is Italian for "the hill". The upper most slopes and terraces are planted to Syrah whilst the lower gently rising land and gravels flat is planted to Viognier Fruit has been always been sourced predominantly from Hawke's Bay although, from the 2000 to 2003 harvests some Pinot Gris was taken from Marlborough. Since 2004 all fruit has been sourced from Hawke's Bay vineyards. Syrah and Viognier are from la collina and some Syrah is also taken from Gimblett Road Vineyards. The other varieties are purchased from quality outside sources; Glencoe Station, south of Maraekakaho and Black Bridge Estate at Haumoana. This helps to maintain a balanced range of wines. Read less

External Reviews for Bilancia Syrah la Collina

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/01/2013

The 2006 La Collina Syrah has more definition on the nose compared to the 2005: very pure blackberry, sous-bois, plum, the Viognier's aromatics a little more tangible than the previous vintage. The palate is medium-bodied, very ripe tannins, harmonio... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. 2006 Bilancia Syrah La Collina 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Bright ruby-red. Brooding, deep nose dominated by pepper and spice. Large-scaled but youthfully clenched, with a strong peppery quality complicated by flowers and dark chocolate as the wine opens in the mouth. This big boy finishes with serious tanni... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. 2006 Bilancia Syrah La Collina 750ml




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