Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Estate Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay — 2020

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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

    • Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020 was harvested between February 26 – March 9, 2020 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in Woodthorpe Terraces.

    • Appellation: Hawke's Bay
  • Vinification

    • The individual lots were each destemmed and given a traditional warm-plunged fermentation. The resulting wines underwent extended maceration on skins before pressing. The separate wines were then run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques for 11 months’ maturation.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
    • Alcohol: 13.0%
    • TA: 5.2 g/L
    • p H: 3.55
  • Tasting Notes

    • Radiant cherry-red, Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020 dazzles with raspberries, peonies, oolong tea and manuka honey. Bright red fruit along with lingering notes of baking spice and sandalwood, merge with the ripe, soft tannins to create a generous palate and fine, moreish finish. Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2020 is enticing and sustained. A wine of elegant composition.

    • Serving Suggestions: This wine is a wonderful accompaniment to duck, lamb and venison, savory and lightly spiced dishes of Mediterranean cuisine, as well as soft cheeses



  • Estate Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay — 2020 – Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points

    "There're elegant aromas of cherry and blueberry fruit, violets and roses, ground black pepper, cloves and a slight meatiness in a well-tucked bed of mocha oak. Tangy red fruit on the silky palate is tightly wound by fine tannins and lifted by a crunch of acidity. A unique Pinot that bears the Te Mata stamp of place, polish, freshness and structure."