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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

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Te Mata Merlot Cabernets 2014

Te Mata Merlot Cabernets 2014

Ref: A129114

This traditional blend of Bordeaux varieties is a consistently rewarding, complex wine showing ripe blackcurrant, plum and chocolate flavours with a supple and sustained palate.

Tasting Note
Estate Merlot/Cabernets ’14 is an intense deep crimson with fragrant boysenberry, blackberries and dark fruit. Notes of vanilla and cedar, rich plum and cherry unfold in refined, complex layers. A core of ripe sweet fruit runs through this classic blend. Mouth-watering and sophisticated, the soft fine espresso tannins give his stunning wine considerable ageing potential.

Winemaking
The individual parcels of each variety, from each plot, were de-stemmed before a 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 8 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 50% merlot, 27% cabernet sauvignon and 23% cabernet franc.

Vineyards
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’14 were harvested between 10 March and 3 April 2014 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle, Havelock Hills and Woodthorpe Terraces 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.

HARD CHEESE/BEER/GAME

 Contains Sulphites

Region New Zealand - North Island

Grape Cabernet-Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Producer Te Mata

Vintage 2014

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Dry

Body Medium Full Bodied

Food 

Drink Drink or keep

Price: 18.48

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