Te Motu ‘Kuikui’ Syrah 2019


A limited release of ultra-premium Syrah, from a strong Waiheke Island vintage.


Named in dedication to Margaret Dunleavy, the green-fingered mother of eleven, Kuikui means ‘the matriarch’ in Maori. As her children planted vines in the Onetangi Valley, she placed and nurtured the rose bushes at the end of each row.

Kuikui represents the best expression of Syrah our estate will produce. 

Hand-harvested from low-yielding vines, with an obsessive level of fruit sorting.  This Syrah was fermented in barrel, before enjoying extended élevage and maturing for 24 months in premium French oak before resting in bottle.

This wine can be enjoyed in its youth, but has the pedigree to improve for years to come. Only 600 bottles produced. 

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Additional Information
Weight 1 g
Critic Reviews

Critic Reviews

”A fresh and spicy red with blueberry, orange-peel and blackcurrant character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish with energy and focus. Pure Syrah, in a sophisticated and fine way.”


<strong>95 Points / 5 stars –  James Suckling</strong>



Alcohol: 13.8%

Contains sulphites

Sugar: <1 g/l

Allergen info: Contains sulphites. No egg/fish has been used in production.

Vintage Notes

Vintage Notes

A long hot, dry growing season, ticking all the boxes for optimal ripeness. The fruit quality was pristine, and resulting wines are something else. High energy and beautifully structured.

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