Te Mata 'Awatea' Cabernet/Merlot 2018

Grapes: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc

Region: Havelock Hills, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand 

Tasting Notes: Immediate classical aromas of walnut and polished cedar shimmer amongst wild blackberry, currants, marzipan, and dusty sun-baked gravel. On the palate, sparkling red and black summer-fruits entwine with brilliant red roses, high notes of vanilla, and silky dark-chocolate tannin. Savoury, bright, sustained and sumptuous. 

Food Pairing: Beef Tenderloin with Sauteed Mushrooms