Closure: Cork / Cork Type
Dietary & Ethical Information: Vegetarian
Wine Style: Full Bodied Red
First made in 1982, AWATEA continues to represent the best of the classic Hawke's Bay Cabernet/Merlot blend. Floral aromas with intense blackberry, currant and dark plum flavours lead to a rich, supple palate with a sustained finish.
Awatea takes its name from the historic ship SS Awatea (a Maori word meaning “Eye of the Dawn”) that sailed the Auckland – Sydney – Wellington route in the late 1930s. The Awatea was requisitioned as a troop transport in WWII and was sunk off Algeria in 1942.
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 16 months’ ageing. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in January then returned to barrel for their second winter. The finished wine was then egg white fined and bottled in October. The final blend is 48% cabernet sauvignon, 37% merlot, 15% cabernet franc.
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