Te motu 2007
The flagship wine of the estate: Te Motu is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, hand-harvested from low-yielding vines.
A cooler style with leafy, herbal notes and fresh red and blue fruits. a restrained Te Motu reflecting the nature of the vintage. Perhaps our most classic Bordeaux style to date. Superb purity and freshness.
Spring was cooler than average and quite windy and the low yields in the 2007 vintage reflect this less than ideal weather during the flowering period. For the majority of the growing season after fruit set, the weather was impressive with little downpours and warm temperatures. Heavy rain fell a couple of weeks before vintage and this slowed finally ripening up, but we were able to get a crop that was in superb condition. Not as ripe as the 2006 and 2008 and more classic Bordeaux in style. A perfumed and elegant wine with fantastic ageing potential.