Te Mata Estates Cab/Merlot Awatea 2013 750ml
SKU 779059

Te Mata Estates Cab/Merlot Awatea 2013

Te Mata Estates - Hawkes Bay - New Zealand

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Rated 90 by Robert Parker
A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2013 Cabernet Merlot Awatea displays a deep garnet-purple color and plummy nose with plenty of baking spice and gingerbread notes plus suggestions of pencil shavings, pepper and chocolate box. Medium-bodied, youthful, tightly-knit and with plenty of fresh, pure black fruit, it has a solid backbone of chewy tannins and long finish.

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Winery: Te Mata Estates

Region: Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay in northern New Zealand has long been recognized as one of the country's most important wine regions, and is generally understood to be the birthplace of the New Zealand wine industry in the mid nineteenth century. Since the first vines were planted in this beautiful part of the country, the wine industry of New Zealand has gone from strength to strength, and is now a major world player on the international wine scene. Many of the country's flagship wines hail from Hawkes Bay, where historic wineries have been producing superb wines made from the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes which flourish there for over a hundred and fifty years, and which ripen under the hot sunshine and in the mineral rich soils which typify the region.

Country: New Zealand

When it comes to New World wines, few countries can compete with Europe quite as well as New Zealand, where modern techniques and technologies are allowing wineries to get the very best results from the wide range of imported grape varieties which flourish there. The warm, sunny climate coupled with brisk oceanic winds and remarkably fertile volcanic soils produce grapes of exceptional quality, and New Zealand wines are notable for their ability to carry the terroir they are grown on into the bottle. Whilst the Sauvignon Blanc wines are probably the most widely exported and popular to come out of new Zealand, fantastic results have been produced from the Bordeaux style wines made in the Auckland region, and the Pinot Noir wines of Central Otago. These Pinot Noir wines are far more fleshy than their Burgundy counterparts, and are probably best enjoyed when young, and bursting with the fruit flavors they carry so well.