WINE CLUB EXCLUSIVE RELEASE
(6 Bottle Case)
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.
“From the 2010 vintage we crafted a single blend that shows the complexity of the entire vineyard in peak form.”
Every vine on our Onetangi Valley site is nurtured through the season with the ambition of producing fruit for our premium blend – however having a season so in balance that every barrel makes the cut for the top tier drop is a once in a generation event.
We’ve held it back in our cellar for 10 years, and it’s just getting started.
62 in stock (can be backordered)
2010 was a long hot Indian summer where we had no rain and therefore no disease pressure. Balanced ripening occurred over the growing season with sugar, acid, and phenolic development all optimal at the time of picking. A naturally low yield per vine that year allowing focused concentration in each bunch of grapes. Fantastic ageing potential from this once in a decade vintage.
Sugar: <1 g/l
Allergen info: Contains sulphites. No egg/fish has been used in production.