Te Awanga is a special piece of dirt.
Planted 25 years ago by a group of friends in one of Hawke’s Bay’s oldest wine growing areas, they dreamed of making the region’s greatest wines. We’re still working on that, but believe our vineyard by the coast truly captures something unique. Not only the physical home of our much-loved cellar door by the sea, Te Awanga Estate is a range of single estate wines that are rich, mouthfilling and long-lived.
Syrah for this wine came from a vineyard situated inland west of Hastings on an old riverbed. Naturally higher than normal acidity was characteristic of Syrah grapes this year producing a real definition in aromatics. Classic white pepper, thyme and violet aromas lead into a palate that is elegant and pure. Plum and blueberry flavours give way to savoury characters. 12% abv.
5 Stars (93/100) - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit!