Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Estate Gamay Noir, Hawke’s Bay — 2021

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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

    • 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. Estate Gamay Noir 2021 is a single vineyard wine from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard, harvested on March 2-3, 2021.

    • Appellation: Hawke's Bay
  • Vinification

    • The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 65% of the grapes. The other 35% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for nine weeks in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc
    • Alcohol: 13.0%
    • TA: 5.3 g/L
    • p H: 3.43
  • Tasting Notes

    • Candy-apple red and edged in royal purple, Estate Gamay Noir 2021 is bursting with raspberry, Turkish delight, blueberry, wild strawberry and ripe, black cherry. Its super-floral, red-fruit presence is balanced by subtle notes of smoke, licorice, sandalwood and cinnamon. A gorgeous line of bright acidity runs the length of the wine, giving incredible freshness and persistence. A supreme example, Estate Gamay Noir 2021 captivates and refreshes at the same time. Silky, stylish and simply stunning

    • Serving Suggestions: This is an incredibly versatile wine, partnering with any food and is particularly good with tapas, matching its vibrant fruit and soft tannins.