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2018 Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir

2018 Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir

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$131.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Hawke's Bay
2018
750ml
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$131.94
Hawke's Bay
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • In 1995, Te Mata Estate introduced to New Zealand a superior selection of Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, the grape variety of the best wines of France’s Beaujolais region. Te Mata's Gamay Noir ’18 is a single vineyard wine from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard, harvested on 20 and 22 March 2018.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The unique 'maceration carbonique' fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 45% of the grapes. The other 55% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The palate overflows with crushed red summer fruit, wild raspberry and cherry. Hints of rosewater and aniseed culminate in this wine's sumptuous finish. Refreshing in its appeal, beguiling in its detail, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir '18 is New Zealand Gamay Noir par excellence – the result of an incredible vintage, this is the best we have made. Peter Cowley

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Deep, brilliant crimson with a cherry-red edge, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 sparkles with lifted candy-apple, strawberry and star anise on the nose. Soft and luscious, the palate overflows with crushed red summer fruit, wild raspberry and cherry. Hints of rosewater and aniseed culminate in this wine’s sumptuous finish. Refreshing in its appeal, beguiling in its detail, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 is New Zealand Gamay Noir par excellence – the result of an incredible vintage, this is the best we have made.

  • 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
  • 91 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    It is delightfully perfumed and inviting on the nose showing raspberry, cranberry and floral characters with a touch of spicy complexity. The palate delivers juicy fruit intensity and rounded mouthfeel, wonderfully supported by silky texture and fine, polished tannins. It is light, bright and very tasty to a lengthy refreshing finish. At its best: now to 2020.

    90 POINTS

    JOE CZERWINSKI - WINE ADVOCATE


    A blend of fruit from the Woodthorpe Vineyard and Dartmoor Valley, the 2018 Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir shows a return to form for this producer's Gamay. Made with 50% whole clusters and aged only three months in older oak, it's bursting with ripe raspberries and cherries. There's a slightly sappy, savory element from the stems in this medium-bodied charmer, which finishes juicy and fresh. Fun, quaffable and pleasure-giving, it should be enjoyed over the next couple of years.