Te Mata ‘Awatea’ Cabernets/Merlot 2017

$49 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Layers of cocoa-cherry spice and flicks of cedar and Rosémary reflect the texture, concentration and charm of an incredible Hawke’s Bay vintage.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Country New Zealand
Region Hawkes Bay
Brand Te Mata
Vintage 2017

Wines of Hawke's Bay

The oldest wine producing region in New Zealand, Hawkes bay is located on the east coast of the North Island.

Hawkes bay is split into a few subregions, the most notable of these are Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa Triangle and Te Mata Special Character Zone. These subregions are known for producing some of the best reds in the country, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. The top blends from these regions are on par with top level Bordeaux blends from around the world.

White wine is also produced in Hawke’s Bay, with Chardonnay in the lead in terms of volume with Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Viogner following behind.

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The Wine Front – Violet, bay leaf, black fruit, almost liquorice, mocha, baking spices and cedar. Medium bodied, black fruit laced with liquorice and tobacco, a fleshy mass of tannin and dark chocolate, cool clean acidity, and very long finish, all black tea and perfume in the aftertaste. Chewy satisfaction and a little flamboyance in every mouthful. Love this.

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