Gift Box – Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah +/- Glasses


Our Dreadnought Syrah comes from steep hillside vineyards and is carefully hand-harvested before delivery to the winery

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The first in a line of early 20th century battleships bestowed with the motto “fear god and dreadnought” and embodying a supreme combination of speed and power, Dreadnought denotes our steepest and most breathtaking hillside Syrah vineyards.


Vintage 2016 began with a settled and dry Spring resulting in great flowering and a corresponding excellent fruit set. The settled weather continued up to the New Year when wet weather patterns became prevalent which continued into the harvest months. Careful attention to detail in the vineyard paid off with the astonishing quality of fruit across all varieties in what was undoubtedly the most challenging year.

Our Dreadnought Syrah comes from steep hillside vineyards and is carefully hand-harvested before delivery to the winery. The fruit is put across a sorting table before being de-stemmed and delivered to open vats for fermentation and in select cases whole clusters were included in the ferment.

Syrah is allowed to ferment with wild yeasts with plunging or pump-overs being carried out twice daily. Following an extended time on skins (average 35 days in vat) the wines are gently pressed and taken straight to the barrel for natural malolactic fermentation in the spring.

The wines are racked once to a blend after 18 months before further maturing in the tank for 3 months before bottling.


Typical aromas for Dreadnought Syrah include a smoky peat character that provides a savoury edge to the overt blueberry and pepper aromas, that mix of savoury and sweet that is reminiscent of the Northern Rhone in style.

Dreadnought 2016 has excellent fruit accessibility with a richly textured palate restrained with a streak of acidity and a mineral edge derived from a small portion of stem inclusion all supported by a classic Dreadnought tannin structure creating a complex and harmonious wine with plenty of aging potential.

  • Varietal: 100% Hand-harvested Syrah
  • Barrel: 32% New French Oak Puncheons, 68% Seasoned Oak
  • Harvest Date:  13/4/16 – 28/4/2016
  • Brix: 23.5 – 25.2
  • TA / PH / ALC: 6.9 / 3.74 / 14.%
  • Vineyard: 0 Tonner, Asylum, Big North, Garden Cove, Mad Mans, Niko Face
  • Region: Waiheke Island

Beautifully presented in a stained environmentally friendly timber box complete with two 380ml red wine glasses or presented in a stained environmentally friendly timber box with a perspex lid (no glasses).

This comes presented on a bed of wood wool which will encase your product and ensure safe delivery.

Delivered in a purpose-made shipping box

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2x Glasses, No glasses


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