Clearview Estate `Cape Kidnappers` Cab Merlot 2007 (12 x 750mL), NZ.

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Overview

Hints of chocolate and mint combine with blackberry and cassis to produce this vibrant fruit driven, full bodied red. Underlying acidity and integrated oak tannins will enable this wine to develop well to 2012.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

3.5 stars Michael Coopers new releases issues Winestate (Nov-Dec 2008)

Recommended by Winestate Magazine 2008

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

Hints of chocolate and mint combine with blackberry and cassis to produce this vibrant fruit driven, full bodied red. Underlying acidity and integrated oak tannins will enable this wine to develop well to 2012.

Cellaring Potential

Now to 2012.

Winemaking Note

44% Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 42% Merlot, and 14% Malbec fermented separately on skins with extended maceration for up to 4 weeks. The wine was then matured in seasoned French and American oak barrels for 12-13 months.

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal, NZ International Wine Show 2008

Bronze Medal, Hawkes Bay A & P Wine awards 2008

Vintage
2007
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

Told in 1988 that it was" too cold to grow wine grapes", Tim Turvey went ahead and bought this property at Te Awanga, HB. He took this as a challenge, and together with business partner Helma van den Berg, they planted the first vines were in winter 1988. They went on to plant 2500 trees, including avocados, olives, melia and bay trees, lavender and citrus. Vineyard plantings were continued at 3 acres per annum. Tim and Helma grafted and planted their grapevines, rammed the posts, ran the wires and trained the young vines, for many years also doing all the pruning. They also designed and built the winery, adding to the cellar door and restaurant as the business grew.

Twenty years down the track the vines, the wines and the restaurant are 'doing very nicely now - thank you very much!'

The Reserve Chardonnay has achieved Super Classic Wine Status, and received Gold and/or 5 Stars in each vintage since 1992.

Opened in 1991, the coastal vineyard restaurant rates highly, consistently nominated in the Hospitality Awards, receiving BEEF & LAMB awards since 1998. The 'red shed' has become a dining destination of rustic integrity for local and international visitors alike.

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