Te Mata Estate

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Estate Pinot 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

    • Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2021 was harvested between February 15-23, 2021 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: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
    • p H: 3.54
  • Tasting Notes

    • Rich crimson with a luminous purple hue, Estate Pinot Noir 2021 has an evocative an aromatic presence – ethereally-dark, ripe, berry fruit accented with a deft touch of truffle, smoke and cocoa powder. Dense and lush, the palate has a soft pinot generosity to it that’s balanced against subtle spice notes, fine tannin, ripe acid, and a signature length and digestibility. Deserving a great dish to partner, Estate Pinot Noir 2021 is impeccable now, and also a wine that will age beautifully over four years

    • 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 — 2021 – Wine Advocate – 92 Points

    "The 2021 Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir is sappy, spicy and stalky, with a very pretty core of pink and red fruit in the mouth. There is spice and grace here in equal measure. Nicely done. You get strawberry, red cherry, pink peppercorns, a hint of pomegranate and a splash of caper brine with some dried herbs. Gorgeous wine."

  • Estate Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – 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."

  • Estate Pinot Noir, Hawke’s Bay — 2021 – James Suckling – 92 Points

    "Inviting aromas of red cherries, iron, porcini and violet. Medium- to full-bodied with silky, fine tannins. Textural and supple with red fruits and herbs on the palate. Generous without being rich. Sustainable."