Te Mata Estate, 'Merlot / Cabernets', 2019, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


 Dark ruby colour with juicy ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas. Lovely plum, mint and cocoa powder flavours with soft tannins. Fresh, inviting, and absolutely Hawke's Bay through and through. An exceptional red wine and a benchmark for approachable reds from this region.

9 months of oak ageing before final blending.

Te Mata Estate was established in 1896 and remains family-owned, creating small batches of internationally recognised wines from their Hawkes Bay vineyards and in New Zealand’s oldest wine cellar. Te Mata Estate Winery originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. Today, the estate is comprised of 250 hectares, of which 175 hectares are under vine. It has an annual production of 40,000 cases. Two-thirds of this is Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah, from which the estate produces a stunning array of red and white wines.

Producer: Te Mata Estate

Country: New Zealand

Region: Hawke's Bay

Grapes: Merlot 44%, Cabernet Sauvignon 36%, Cabernet Franc 20%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2019

Status: None