Aromas of plum & blackcurrant tussle with one and other, resulting in a cloud of spice & vanilla flavours. Rich, warm & silky mouthfeel.
Eat: Leg of Lamb Why we love it: Perfect next to a fire place in winter
Region: Hawke's Bay Vintage: 2013 Drink: Now Blend: Merlot Size: 750mL
About Te Awa
A sense of exploration runs deep in the Te Awa Collection, just like the ancient Ngaruroro River winds its way through the Gimblett Gravels, always seeking a different path. A life source to the vineyards, the natural elements combine with winemaking, stories and history to weave together Left Field, Te Awa Single Estate and Kidnapper Cliffs wines. The river of God — a reference to the mysterious subterranean streams over which the vineyards are situated and from which the wines draw their exquisite, yet subtle characteristics. The quality comes from the free draining soil which consistently produces high quality fruit. Walking the vineyard at Te Awa Winery you will see the vines planted in alluvial soils, typical of the area. The single estate is made up of 151 hectares, 100 of which are planted in vines. Te Awa vineyard soils are the trails of the old Ngaruroro River which meandered through the region until a huge flood changed its course in 1867. Visit Te Awa Website.