2018

Awatea '89

Awatea Cabernets/Merlot '18

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$39.90/ bottle

Coleraine ’18 (750ml)

Presented in the Coleraine wooden box

$129 special

Tasting Notes 1989

Awatea ‘89 is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

The wine has a deep crimson/purple colour with an aroma of cedar and black currants, generous firm tannins and plum and coffee flavours.

It has a development span of 8-12 years from harvest.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.5
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.6g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Origin

Awatea takes its name from the legendary ship SS Awatea (a Maori word meaning ‘Eye of the Dawn’) that sailed the Auckland - Sydney - Wellington route in the late 1930’s. The Awatea was requisitioned as a troop transport in WWII and was sunk off Algeria in 1942.

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