Te Mata Awatea Merlot Cabernet 2015

Te Mata Awatea Merlot Cabernet 2015

$35.00 NZDPer Bottle

Awatea is the little black dress of wine. Perfect for every occasion. Exquisitely tailored. A brilliant bright-purple edge swirls around lush aromas of blackberry, blueberry, bay leaf and an opulent, sumptuous core of ripe, dark fruit shimmering with dark plum, black cherry and fine liquorice entwined with lingering, milk chocolate tannins. Never a stitch out of place, with style and elegance in every fold. Awatea ’15 is fine wine couture. Closed with a natural cork that will allow Awatea to continue to evolve in bottle and provide great enjoyment up to 10 years from harvest.

5 STARS – Raymond Chan, March 2017

5 STARS – Michael Cooper, April 2017

5 STARS – Sam Kim, March 2017

4.5 STARS – Huon Hooke, March 2017

  • Hawkes Bay
  • Te Mata Estate
  • 2015
Case sizes are sold in multiples of 6 x bottles
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The separate parcels of grapes were destemmed before a traditional warm, plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to new and seasoned French oak barrels for 16 months’ ageing. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in January 2016, then returned to barrel for their second winter. The finished wine was then egg white fined and bottled in November 2016. The final blend is 46% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot, 11% cabernet franc.

Alcohol  14%

TA  6 g/l

pH  3.55

RS  Dry


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5 STARS - Raymond Chan, March 2017

5 STARS - Michael Cooper, April 2017

5 STARS - Sam Kim, March 2017

4.5 STARS - Huon Hooke, March 2017