Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Estate Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay — 2022

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  • Introduction

    • Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the Estate Wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage and Hawke’s Bay origin.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • The grapes for the 2022 Estate Chardonnay were harvested between February 20th and March 12th from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards
      in the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub- regions of Hawke’s Bay.

    • Appellation: Hawke's Bay
  • Vinification

    • The Estate Chardonnay combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. This involved tank fermentation that preserves the vibrant aromas and fresh fruit expression along with some barrel fermentation, barrel maturation, and malolactic fermentation to enhance the complexity, richness and integration.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13.0%
    • TA: 5.9 g/L
    • p H: 3.58
  • Tasting Notes

    • Vibrant white-gold, with bright lemon blossom and concentrated white peach. On the palate, the ripe Hawke’s Bay stone fruit offers mascarpone and macadamia notes, and barrel fermented notes of toast and brioche. The lingering finish is fresh fruit acidity and salinity—the lasting perfume of a perfect Hawke’s Bay summer. fresh fruit acidity with just a flick of salinity – the lasting perfume of a perfect Hawke’s Bay summer.

    • Serving Suggestions: Estate Chardonnay 2022 is delicious on its own, or a wonderful partner for both simply prepared and fuller flavored seafood and white meat dishes.