Te Awa Left Field Merlot Malbec 2009

Product code: 15TEA20B2009

A floral element to the aroma gives the wine some prettiness in an otherwise dark fruit character. The palate is characterised by facets of plum and herb.

  • Country:New Zealand
  • Region:Hawke's Bay
  • Vintage:2009
  • ABV:14%
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
  • Closure:Screwcap

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Taste scale & description

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Taste Scale: 9

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Production information

Producer: Te Awa

Te Awa is a single estate situated in the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand’s premium red wine producing area. Hotter than Bordeaux and with similar gravely soils to Graves, it is unsurprising that this region produces fine examples of Bordeaux blends with some exciting Chardonnay and Syrah to boot. If you didn’t think New Zealand could make red wines that weren’t Pinot Noir, think again!

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Production note

Individual parcels of fruit were picked on successive cool mornings before an open fermentation, 5 day cold soak, allowed to warm up and ferment spontaneously with native vineyard yeasts. Young wine drawn off the skin and aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.

  • Vegetarian Yes

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