Style: Bold & Full Bodied
Tasting Note: Deep ruby red in colour, the nose of this wine displays aromas of currant, cassis and tobacco. The palate is full, rich and soft with excellent balance and structure. Pair with slow cooked game meat and hard cheeses.
Producer information: Te Awanga is a special piece of dirt. Planted 25 years ago by a group of friends in one of Hawke’s Bay’s oldest wine growing areas, they dreamt of making the region’s greatest wines.
Price Range: Between £15-20
Additional Notes: The fermenting juice was on skins for an average of just under four weeks. This allowed for the full build of tannin and mouth feel before the wine was pressed and run to barrel where it was aged for 18 months in new and used French oak.
Other Details: IWC International Challenge 2017 - Silver award. 4.5/5 STARS - Michael Cooper, Wine Reviews.18/20 - Raymond Chan. 94/100 - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit.