Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot 2017
Saturated, dark ruby with a neon-purple edge, Te Mata Coleraine Cabernet Merlot 2017 tantalizes with fragrant ripe cherry and fresh, black plum aromatics. The bouquet blossoms over a silky palate laden with lavender, sandalwood, cigar box, juniper and wild blackberry. With typicallyrefined tannins and a modern, pure, ripe-fruit freshness, Coleraine ’17 is energetic, supple and lithe. Balanced, and on point, Coleraine ’17 dances across the senses now, and will do for years to come – classically Coleraine.
Each parcel of grapes was destemmed before a traditional warm, plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to predominately new French oak barrels for 17 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in September 2018. The finished wine was bottled in December 2018. The final blend is 73% cabernet sauvignon and 27% merlot.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage - 2017
Country - New Zealand
Region - Hawke's Bay
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13%