Date tasted

June 4, 2016

RRP

$19.9

Alc

13%

RS

0

TA

5.0 g/l

pH

3.63

Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir 2015

Vintage

Variety

Producer

Colour

Bright red/black plum that sparkles in the glass

Aroma

Vibrant savoury red cherry fruits with lashings of floral cranberries

Taste & Other Notes

Bright flavours of red cherry, raspberries upfront in this medium weighted wine. Fresh cranberry juice-like acidity make the flavours sing on the palate. An exceptional value for money wine, especially when you buy it on promotion for as little as $17.99 a bottle. Made from Gamay Noir, the grape used to produce Beaujolais.

 

Vineyard release notes

Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’15

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

Gamay Noir the grape of Beaujolais, produces a delicious wine bursting with crushed red-berry characters. Its vibrant fruit provides immediate appeal and flavour to match spicy cuisine. Delicious served lightly chilled.

TASTING NOTES 2015

A vibrant crimson with a bright purple edge, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’15 has a beguiling fragrance of rose petals and crushed ripe raspberries, with a floral citrus blossom twist. The palate is refreshing, soft and rich, with an immediate delicacy. Plum, black cherry and notes of cocoa and French vanilla add to the wine’s charm and luxurious, velvet feel. All the fruits and flowers of a great New Zealand summer! A jewel.

Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’15 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can beserved at room temperature or, during summer, lightly chilled. It will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

pH: 3.63
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.0g/l
Alcohol: 13%
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKING

The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 50% of the grapes. The other 50% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for seven weeks in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.

VINEYARDS

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 Vineyards Gamay Noir ’14 is a single vineyard wine from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard, harvested on 30th March 2015.

ORIGIN

Woodthorpe vineyard is located on elevated, north-facing terraces in Hawke’s Bay Tutaekuri river valley. Between 1863 and 1914 it was home to the annual Woodthorpe races. Today it’s ideal aspect and free draining soils provide Te Mata Estate a unique location for quality grapes.

Gamay Noir the grape of Beaujolais, produces a delicious wine bursting with crushed red-berry characters. Its vibrant fruit provides immediate appeal and flavour to match spicy cuisine. Delicious served lightly chilled.

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