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2018 Te Mata Alma Pinot Noir

2018 Te Mata Alma Pinot Noir

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  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Alma 18 is a triumph of aromatic wild strawberry, black cherry, currants, marzipan, sage and sandalwood.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognized wines exclusively from its Hawke’s Bay vineyards. A temperate maritime climate with low rainfall, due to the rain shadow from mountains to the west, ensures Te Mata’s sites make the most of every vintage. At the heart of Te Mata Estate are the Havelock Hills Vineyards - the first legally-protected vineyards in New Zealand. Te Mata has five sites on these free draining, north-facing slopes. Soils to the east are mostly sandy loam over a sandstone base, and towards the west are sandy loam over a thin layer of clay and a silica pan. The distinctive shape of the hills is due to their comparative youth, in geological terms. At the meeting point of two tectonic plates, sandstone has been pushed up then worn away relatively quickly leaving a landscape of steep and gentle slopes, and terraces ideal for grape-growing. Under vine for over 120 years, and including some of the oldest grape growing sites in New Zealand, the Havelock Hills are protected for their distinct character, special ambience and unique viticultural heritage.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 96 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    Revealing elegance and sophistication, the engaging bouquet shows Black Doris plum, dark cherry, warm spice and toasted nut characters with nuances of truffle and floral. The palate displays outstanding concentration and focus, while offering rich texture and expansive mouthfeel, superbly framed by loads of fine, polished tannins. Multi-layered and magnificently flowing to an impressively long silky finish. The wine is Gloriously composed and expressed, promising to evolve gracefully. The wine exhibits classic Te Mata elegance, freshness and refinement within a perfectly formed structure. www.temata.co.nz.

    95 POINTS

    BOB CAMPBELL MW - THE REAL REVIEW


    Moderately deep colour with a ruby rim. Delicately scented pinot noir with a plum, dark berry, liquorice, black pepper, anise, subtle dried herb and spicy oak flavours. Classy wine - an amplified version of the Estate Pinot Noir with a fairly solid influence of stylish oak.

    95 POINTS

    BOB CAMPBELL MW


    Moderately deep colour with a ruby rim. Delicately scented pinot noir with a plum, dark berry, liquorice, black pepper, anise, subtle dried herb and spicy oak flavours. Classy wine - an amplified version of the Estate Pinot Noir with a fairly solid influence of stylish oak.

    94 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    The colour is deep and concentrated, with a strong tint of purple. The bouquet is likewise youthful and concentrated, profound and it has extra dimensions of character over the regular Te Mata pinot. It's full-bodied, very firm and taut, with super-abundant tannins that are firm but fine. A very young, fresh, vibrant pinot that's loaded with potential.

    94 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    The colour is deep and concentrated, with a strong tint of purple. The bouquet is likewise youthful and concentrated, profound and it has extra dimensions of character over the regular Te Mata pinot. It's full-bodied, very firm and taut, with super-abundant tannins that are firm but fine. A very young, fresh, vibrant pinot that's loaded with potential.

    87 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    Te Mata isn't particularly known for Pinot Noir, but the 2018 Alma Pinot Noir is a respectable effort. It's a solid, earthy, spicy wine, with modest red berries framed by substantial tannic structure and cedary oak. Give it another couple of years to see if it softens.