Pukeora The Benches Red 2010
$25.10

Pukeora The Benches Red 2010

Bordeaux red blend from a boutique family producer in northern Hawkes Bay

The name Pukeora translates to 'hill of health'. The winery sits in the place of the old sanatorium in Hawke's Bay, close to Waipakurau, and in 2000, the north facing slope of the hill was planted with vines, as the limestone soil is ideal for growing grapes. The Benches Red is a Bordeaux style blend, only made in great vintages. 

Pukeora Estate Ruahine Range The Benches (Red) 2010 is a full bodied, powerful yet smooth blend of Merlot (45%), Malbec (34%), Cabernet Sauvignon (16%),  and Syrah (5%).

It has ripe blackcurrant and plum aromas, followed by harmonious rich fruit flavours and savoury, spice undertones on the palate.

The grapes were handpicked, crushed and fermented with pumping over and hand plunging, then aged for 22 months in French and American oak barriques.

The grapes are grown on our steep north, north-west facing sun baked slopes which have been terraced or benched (hence the name The Benches). The soils are free draining limestone with a clay sub layer. With an elevation of 240m and a latitude of 40the wine reflects our unique terroir.

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Hawkes Bay
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Merlot & Cabernet

Shipping Options / Costs

Free shipping for orders over $150, otherwise

Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
Pick up in store All Free
Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

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