Te Motu 2013
$175.00 inc. GST
“This Waiheke Island red is grown at Onetangi, over the fence from Stonyridge. Compared to its neighbour, it has typically been less opulent than Larose, in a more earthy, slightly leafy style.” – Michael Cooper, 2017
19.0+/20 (5 stars) – Raymond Chan
“This has excellent clarity of expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and vibrant, lively fruit flavours of succulent blackcurrant fruit along with blackberries and cassis liqueur. The fruit has real intensity and depth, and forms an elegant, highly concentrated core, unfolding notes of dark plums and mint herbs, along with nutty, pencilly oak. The fruit richness is balanced by considerable structure with flowery tannin extraction. The wine flows with plenty of vitality and underlying acidity leading to a long, fresh, sweet-fruited finish.” – Raymond Chan
Tasting Note: The results of a perfect harvest. Deeply concentrated dark fruits, mocha, hints of cedar. A balanced palate of lively acidity, and fine grained tannins.
Winemaking Notes: The flagship wine of our Waiheke Island vineyard, Te Motu is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Merlot and Franc, hand harvested from low-yielding vines. The wine enjoys extended élevage and maturing in premium French oak before beginning a minimum 3 year term resting in bottle. On release, the wine shows elegance, complexity and firm yet supple tannins – the hallmarks of its longevity – and will continue to reward cellaring.
Varietal: Bordeaux blend
Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand