The flagship wine of the estate: Te Motu is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, hand-harvested from low-yielding vines.
Te Motu ’95 evinces the unique qualities which have distinguished the terroir of Onetangi Valley, Waiheke Island: richness of colour and body, depth and intensity of varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot flavours, all enhanced with bottle age.
Acidity: 4.8 g/l
Sugar: <1 g/l
Allergen info: Contains sulphites. Egg products have been used to purify this wine in accordance with traditional winemaking techniques. Traces may remain.
After a good fruit-set and favourable early conditions, persistent light rain set in from veraison through to harvest. With continuous and extensive bunch thinning and canopy management approximately one-third of the crop was sustained through to a late harvest of large but fully ripe berries.