Te Mata Estate
Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets 2019

Te Mata Estate Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets 2019

Dark ruby with a bright purple edge, Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 has ripe raspberry and blackberry on the nose and a palate that unfolds with Black Doris plum, cherry syrup, mint and cocoa-powder. Brambly, ripe, cabernet fruit sits atop soft, savoury tannins. Classically inviting, Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 is complex and instantly-appealing at the same time. 

 

Wine Storage Suggestions

Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 will continue to evolve in bottle for three to six years from harvest.  

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH 3.59

Total acidity as tartaric 6.3gpl

Alcohol 13.5%

Residual Sugar Dry

 

WINEMAKING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The individual parcels of each variety, from each plot, were de-stemmed before traditional warm fermentation, followed by extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were pressed, returned to tank for malolactic fermentation, then run off to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for nine months’ maturation before blending. The wines were regularly topped and racked, throughout maturation, blended and traditionally egg-white fined before bottling. The final blend is 44% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc.

 

VINEYARDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The grapes for Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’19 were harvested between 26 March and 11 April 2019 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle, Dartmoor, Havelock Hills and Gimblett sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.

 

ORIGIN

Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s leading producer of modern claret, a reputation founded, since 1982, upon the excellence of our flagship wine, Coleraine.

Minimum order quantity of the wine is set by Te Mata Estate Winery

$33.09AUD

Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.

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