Red & White Bordeaux

$65.00

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Awatea ’18 and Cape Crest ‘20. Bordeaux-style cabernet/merlot and sauvignon blanc presented in a black cardboard box of two.

Wines

Awatea Cabernet/Merlot & Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaking

Awatea '19

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 15 months’ ageing. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in January 2020, then returned to barrel for their second winter. The finished wine was then egg white fined and bottled in November 2020. The final blend is 46% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot, 22% cabernet franc.

Winemaking

Cape Crest '20

The 2020 is a remarkable Cape Crest; palest lemon and brilliant in the glass. Luscious citrus and succulent stone fruit slide effortlessly towards a precise and lingering finish of gooseberry, lime and sea salt. Among all the ripe and pure fruit on the palate floats
crunchy acidity and complexing grace-notes of dill, coriander, beeswax and woodsmoke. Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is a signature example, with drive, moreish appeal and elegance to spare.

Vineyards

Havelock Hills & Bridge Pa

The grapes for both wines were hand harvested from Te Mata Estate’s vineyards.

Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023

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