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  • The three brothers are the three grape varieties
  • Te Mania Three Brothers is a classic blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc.
  • A very tasty Bordeaux-style red.

Tasting Notes

Colour Ruby-Red
Nose Blackcurrant and blackberry with some spicy, herbal and earthy notes.
Palate Vibrant blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours with some subtle spicy oak and fine tannins.
Food Pairing Roast beef
Cellaring Ready, but will Keep
Notes Beautifully fruited and inviting, the fragrant bouquet shows dark plum, blueberry, nutmeg and spice characters. It is generously fruited and richly textured on the palate, and displays lovely mid palate weight and rounded mouth feel, wonderfully framed by supple tannins.
Variety Bordeaux blend
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region Nelson
Country New Zealand
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Te Mānia
Nelson is nestled on the top end of the South Island, two hours to the west of its famous neighbour Marlborough. The wineries are mostly located on the plains, southwest of the town of Nelson, and up on the hills of Upper Moutere.

The region receives a lot more rain than its neighbour Marlborough, however also receives enough sunshine to balance out the rainfall. Nelson’s northern exposure gives it more second highest total hours of sunshine in the whole country. The soil structure tends to clay loams over hard clay subsoils.

Heavier reds like Cabernet Sauvignon don’t do so well in Nelson, where lighter reds like Pinot Noir and even Montepulciano have had more success. In the whites, Chardonnay of very high quality is being produced, with lesser amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chenin Blanc are also cultivated.

Although it is one of the smaller wine regions, the fact that you can visit most of the wineries in a single day is a bonus!


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