Te Mata Awatea Cabernet/Merlot 2019



Availability: 26 in stock

Dark and bright, Awatea Cabernets/Merlot ’19 is an inky purple with an electric crimson edge. From a warm and dry vintage, Awatea ’19 shows ripe blackberry and blackcurrant aromatics with elements of vanilla creme and sandalwood. On the palate there’s a banquet of plum, raspberry, dried herbs and lingering dark cherry, set out across cedar and cocoa powder tannins. Classical in structure, with fine balance and length, Awatea Cabernets/Merlot ’19 is resplendent in its purity and detail.

Why we love it: Little brother to the iconic Coleraine.
Drink with: Winter beef stew.



Medium Bodied


New Zealand

Woodthorpe Terraces
Blend Info.
46% Cabernet sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 22% Cabernet franc
Alcohol by Vol.
Bottle Vol.
Serving Temp.
12 - 17 °
Now - 2024


The Te Mata Estate

Established in 1896, ‘Te Mata Estate’ is one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries and without a doubt one of the most iconic producers. Te Mata is a family owned winery located in Hawke’s Bay that has been in with the Buck family for over 30 years.

The Buck Family

The Buck family are responsible for catapulting ‘Te Mata Estate’ into icon status. They did this by producing arguably New Zealand’s most collected Red Wine. A wine described by Jancis Robinson as a “New Zealand national treasure”.

Te Mata Estate Coleraine

‘Te Mata Estate Coleraine’ is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominate blend with Merlot & Cabernet Franc. From it’s very first vintage in 1982 Coleraine established itself to New Zealand. Later it established itself to the world as one of the finest wines New Zealand can produce.

The Decanter Wine Legends List

The Coleraine is often compared to some of the very best wines from Bordeaux. The 1998 vintage is the first New Zealand wine to make Decanter’s wine legends list.

Te Mata Wine Production

From their 10 vineyards across Hawke’s Bay, including sites in the Havelock Hills and the Bridge Pa Triangle ‘Te Mata Estate’ excels in their production. They produce icons such as of Chardonnay, Viognier, Gamay Noir and Syrah and of course the bordeaux varieties. One of the best examples of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay available in the UK is the ‘Elston Chardonnay’. It showcases Hawke’s Bay’s strengths for producing wines with finesse and true varietal expressions.

For more information on Te Mata and their wines, visit their website.


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