The flagship wine of our Waiheke Island vineyard, Te Motu is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Merlot and Franc, hand harvested from low-yielding vines.
The wine enjoys extended élevage and maturing in premium French oak before beginning a minimum 3 year term resting in bottle. On release, the wine shows elegance, complexity and firm yet supple tannins – the hallmarks of its longevity – and will continue to reward cellaring.
The 2009 Te Motu is an elegant wine with a nose of dark fruits and violets with some savoury notes of game, leather and cigar box.
On the palate sweet and juicy fruits with dried fruits, herbs and leather. A concentrated but elegant wine with bright acidity, excellent focus and fine texture. This terrific red has been carefully cellared by the winery to prime drinking age. Drinking now - 2025+
95 points by Sam Kim – Wine Orbit 94 Points Bob Campbell MW 94 points by Gourmet Traveller
Alcohol: 13.6% Acidity: 5.3 g/l Sugar: <1 g/l Allergen info: Contains sulphites. No egg/fish has been used in production.
Vintage notes: The 2009 growing season was a little cooler than the previous 2008 season. This however did not affect fruit ripening. The 2009 season started and finished great with only some unwanted wind at flowering which affected our overall yield. Vintage began on 31st March then kicked off in full swing on the 6th April for the next two weeks bringing in our Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon respectively. Staying true to our Te Motu style, each parcel of our four Bordeaux varietals were hand harvested, processed, fermented and put to barrel separately. In February 2010 blending trials were conducted and blends made.
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