2020 Bryterlater Yonder Syrah

North Canterbury, NZ

A zingy, spicy Syrah from an organic vineyard in North Canterbury. Real artisanal feel.



About the Wine

You may not believe that New Zealand can suffer from drought, given that it's often seen as a lush paradise. Yet the region of Canterbury, north of Christchurch on the South Island, is noted for having the highest summer temperatures and lowest rainfall of all New Zealand wine regions. For this reason, varieties like Syrah generally have no problem with ripening there.

The Bryterlater Yonda Syrah was made from two batches, one fermented with carbonic maceration, the other with a wild ferment, after which the Syrah was matured in old oak barrels for 11 months. The resulting wine shows lots of dark fruits and spicy notes, with firm tannins and a lingering finish.

About Bryterlater

James Graves Opie, originally a sommelier from Victoria, moved to New Zealand in order to make wine from several certified organic sites in the Waipara Valley, situated in the Canterbury wine region. The region is seen as having one of the most diverse arrays of soil types in New Zealand. While the sites are somewhat sheltered from the Pacific Ocean's cooling effects, high natural acidity is still a common aspect of Opie's wines.

Opie's approach to winemaking is simple: "I have always gravitated toward wines that had more to tell than the sum of their parts. Wines that weren’t perfect, that spoke more of their place than the ego of their winemaker." He is definitely an up-and-coming winemaker to watch.

Winemaker James Graves Opie in the vineyard
Winemaker James Graves Opie in the vineyard
North Canterbury, NZ
Additional Info

From the Importer


Hand-picked Syrah split into two portions: one undergoing carbonic maceration, the other crushed for wild fermentation. Crushed portion saw gentle daily pump-overs and 2 weeks of post-fermentation maceration for a total of 6 weeks on skins before basket pressing to old oak barrels for ~11-month maturation. Bottled unfined, unfiltered.


From producer notes: ‘Blackberry. Tamarillo. Violet. Aniseed. Fennel Flowers. Long tannins.’

Blend : Syrah (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

James and Olivia in the grape press
James and Olivia in the grape press
North Canterbury, NZ

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