Plume is the cellar door for Runner Duck Estate Vineyard.
The Oxford Companion describes Syrah as "one of the noblest and now one of the most fashionable wines." Syrah's origin has been much debated but is proven to have origins in the Rhone, the south east of France. The 09 vintage was harvested in April 2009 and was 18 months in oak, two thirds of which was new French oak and the balance American oak.
This is a medium bodied, dark red coloured wine with aromas of black cherry and sweet spice.The black currant, black pepper and crushed herb overtones on the palate complement meat and game dishes.
Made from the traditional and classic French varietals of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot with a part of the classic South African grape Pinotage which is a cross of two varieties of Pinot Noir and Cinsault.
The vintage was harvested in April 2009 and spent 18 months in oak - 33% new oak, 50/50 French and American and the balance seasoned oak. This wine is a dark dense red colour and has lifted floral notes with hints of black cherry, violets and sweet spice. It is medium bodied and the warm flavors of red plum and sweet spices lead to a long savory finish. An easy drinking wine, spicy in nature with firm tannins. Match with soft cheese and red meats though is equally good with white meats.
Our 2010 Syrah is full bodied and an exceptional product of an exceptional year and is deep ruby red, black spices and pepper with aromas of vibrant dark red fruit, cassis, blackberry, violets, black olives and earthy notes. Rich and mouthfilling with silky tannins,excellent depth, supported by quality integrated oak, black cherry and sweet spice with a lingering finish. Great to drink anytime with snacks or tapas and enjoyed in particular with wild game, roasts and spicy dishes.
This unique blend is from an excellent once in many years vintage and is full bodied with a dense garnet colour and lifted dark red fruits, black plum and brambles, cedar and cigar box on the nose. A powerful wine, juicy ripe fruit, finely honed tannins, harmonious with an excellent length and balance on the palette. Great to drink at any time especially so with wild game, fish dishes and spiced meats.
A fruit focused and seductive wine, with fresh pear and stone fruit aromas and some honey suckle characters on the nose. A Mouth filling and supple palate with delicate white fruits, spice flavours and a soft creamy finish
Aromas of summer red fruits of blueberry and cranberry fill the glass. A refreshing well structured wine with ample red fruit flavours and a hint of spice that is well balanced and refreshing.
This is the house wine of Plume with grapes sourced from the renowned Wairau Valley Marlborough and the wine making and bottling has been crafted with Runner Duck expertise. An aromatic wine with lifted gooseberry, passion fruit and tropical fruit notes on the nose. A fleshy and juicy palate with good length and focus, framed by a well balanced natural acidity with a fresh lingering finish.