de la terre is the winemaking venture of Tony and Kaye Prichard who have a winery, cellar door and cafe complex on the Taihape Road out of Hastings. 'de la terre' means 'of the earth' and refers to the vineyards soils as well as the earth brick construction of their buildings. They focus on creating small parcels of unique, elegant wines and grow a number of interesting varietals that are seldom seen in NZ.
This is a classic Hawke's Bay Syrah, with vibrant flavours in the red berry spectrum and delicate hints of black pepper.
The winery writes "A spicy and vibrant Syrah with winemaking focussed on varietal definition. Fresh and lively with typical Syrah berry-fruit and a light seam of black pepper. A great balance between fruit, tannin, acid and oak."