'Dark, brooding and as smooth as the day is long!'
Quarter Acre is Te Awanga's reserve level range and the wines are a personal showcase for Rod McDonald - one of Hawkes Bay's most widely recognised winemakers. Quarter Acre are plush, richly flavoured wines that offer the sort of generosity and drinkability other winemakers aspire to - but seldom achieve. They come highly recommended.
VInted from carefully selected parcels of Merlot (69%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%), Malbec (12%) and Cabernet Franc (3%), Section 2019 is a red blend that well and truly has Rod's hallmark quality cues written all over it. Ripe, dark fruit flavours flood the palate but the real magic is in the plush mouthfeel and long, lingering finish. Outstanding wine and excellent buying for fans of Hawke's Bay red.
69% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec & 3% Cabernet Franc.
The winery writes "Dark and brooding on the nose with plenty of fruit and forest floor aromas and some nice vanilla toast. A beautiful dense, dark fruit palate with hints of vanilla and sweet spice. Elegant tannins complement the fruit flavours and combine for a long, lingering finish. This wine shows a bright, youthful elegance but will benefit from careful cellaring."