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Te Awa Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)

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This is an elegant expression of a Hawke's Bay Red blend made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is intense with aromas of Black Doris plum, cassis and cedar while the palate is soft and fruit driven, with flavours of sweet, dark berries and subtle spice complemented by integrated oak. The fine-grained and supple tannins lead to a long and lingering finish.

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    TypeRed
    Vintage2014
    When to DrinkNow
    ProducerTe Awa
    RegionHawke’s Bay
    GrapesCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    PairingServe with slow cooked Lamb, a hearty slow-cooked stew, or hard cheeses
    ABV14%
    Volume75cl (Full Bottle)

    The Te Awa Merlot Cabernet is sourced from a selection of premium vineyard blocks off the estate vineyard. These vines are amongst the oldest on the property. The vineyard is located on free draining gravel soils especially suited to the growing of high quality Bordeaux varietals. Intensive management during the season has resulted in low yielding high quality fruit- parcels.

    The hand-picked grapes were destemmed and tipped directly into open top fermenters. The grapes were then given a five day cold soak and allowed to warm up and ferment spontaneously with native vineyard yeasts. The young wine was then drawn off the skins and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. The wine was racked once to blend in July and subsequently returned to barrels for a further five months of consolidation before bottling.

    The Te Awa Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2014  is a blend of 54% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc.

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    Te Awa Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)

    Te Awa Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)

    This is an elegant expression of a Hawke's Bay Red blend made up of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is intense with aromas of Black Doris plum, cassis and cedar while the palate is soft and fruit driven, with flavours of sweet, dark berries and subtle spice complemented by integrated oak. The fine-grained and supple tannins lead to a long and lingering finish.

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