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Te Mata Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay Cabernet/Merlot Woodthorpe 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

e Mata Estate Woodthorpe Merlot/Cabernets ‘08 has a deep, red garnet colour with warm aromas of spicy cherry, boysenberry and dark plum. Dark cherry syrup, cedar and chocolate all feature on the palate, with firm, velvety tannins and a touch of licorice to the long finish. Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Merlot/Cabernets ‘08 is a blend of 44% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 13% Petit Verdot. It is a wonderful accompaniment to savoury red meats dishes and hard white cheeses and will continue to evolve in bottle for 3-6 years from harvest.

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Te Mata Estate Winery:
Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890’s. It is a New Zealand family owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand. Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of r... Read more
Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890’s. It is a New Zealand family owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand. Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/ merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and launched in 2009 Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines. Read less

e Mata Estate Woodthorpe Merlot/Cabernets ‘08 has a deep, red garnet colour with warm aromas of spicy cherry, boysenberry and dark plum. Dark cherry syrup, cedar and chocolate all feature on the palate, with firm, velvety tannins and a touch of licorice to the long finish. Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Merlot/Cabernets ‘08 is a blend of 44% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 13% Petit Verdot. It is a wonderful accompaniment to savoury red meats dishes and hard white cheeses and will continue to evolve in bottle for 3-6 years from harvest.

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