Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2013

22-Jun-2015
Under the Rod McDonald umbrella, Te Awanga Estate has been resurrected and consistently turning out wines from the 17 ha vineyard the overlooks the Pacific Ocean. As a coastal site, with shallow volcanic loess soils, the style of the wines is lighter and less structured than those from the warmer inland vineyards. The benefits of the cooler vineyard are in greater elegance and aromatic character. The very warm and dry growing season in 2013 brought a greater ripeness and richness to the fruit in all of Hawke’s Bay’s districts. Here, I review the 2013 Te Awanga Estate Merlot/Cabernet Franc which shows the benefits of such an outstanding vintage. www.rmwines.co.nz

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