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Full bodied, expressive and elegantly structured, OTU Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017's blend of Hawkes Bay Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon presents red plum and blueberry notes complementing a smooth and fragrant spice.
As a food match, the Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon loves dark chocolate, hearty casseroles, spiced lamb shanks and beef cannelloni, particularly, our Pomegranate Braised Beef Pie with Polenta Dumplings.
Perfect for winter get-together’s or quiet nights in by the fire, OTU Estate’s Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon brings warmth, spice and depth to any winter dish or occasion.
The ancient Otuwhero River, gives OTU wine its name, and is fed by melting snows from surrounding mountain peaks. This provides their estate with seams of rich alluvial gravels that rise through our silt and clay soils - delivering bold minerality, intensity and ripe opulence to their wines. They bring leading edge winemaking to ancient soils. Their approach is contemporary and leading; gathered over more than a decade, through seasons that have been both immensely challenging and very rewarding.
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