Estate Sauvignon Blanc '21 - 91 Points and Highly Recommended by DECANTER
5 August 2022
The Best Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand - WineTourism.com
Te Mata Estate Winery is one of the best wineries in New Zealand to taste Sauvignon Blanc wine according to WineTourism.com
Learn more about this immensely popular and unique variety here: https://www.winetourism.com/sauvignon-blanc/
10 June 2022
Larry Morgan QSM
We’re proud to share the news that in the 2022 Queen’s Honours List, Larry Morgan – Te Mata Estate’s viticulturist for many years – was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for his services to viticulture and canoe sports.
A student of famed New Zealand viticulturist Dr Richard Smart, Larry was at Te Mata for 27 years, with nine as our Senior Viticulturist. Especially known across the country as a leader in education and innovation, Larry is still very much involved at Te Mata.
His lasting contribution to the estate has been immense. We offer our sincere congratulations.
Larry (far right) with NZ’s newest cabernet clones arriving for planting
“He has spent his lifetime quietly bringing hard work, loyalty and commitment to everything he does – whether that be for his family, his leisure pursuits or in his career. This honour is so well-deserved, and we are very proud of his past and continued association with Te Mata Estate.
– Nick Buck CEO
Larry is not only the leader of our picking teams (known as ‘The Larry-kins’) he is also a well-respected master in the field of viticultural science. Just one of his legacies at Te Mata, and in NZ wine, is his development of Precision Agriculture techniques.
Satellite imagery, drone imagery, and ground sensors, are all used to generate heat maps that access vine vigour. An application is then developed, based on that data. That’s then put into action, at pre-determined rates and locations, by using a real-time GPS live-feed connection between tractor and satellite.
From watering, to under-vine mowing, to planting seed-mixes that induce competition around vines – this a carefully calibrated practice that improves sustainability by only using what is required, where it is required.
18 May 2022
NZ Annual Trade Tasting London - Matthew Jukes Top 40
Last week our Toby Buck represented Te Mata at the NZ Trade Tasting in London. Coleraine, Bullnose and Elston were all featured in Matthew Juke’s NZ Top 40 out of 250+ wines tasted.
23 April 2022
Te Mata Showcase 2022
Showcase is coming to Auckland, Wellington and Hawke’s Bay in May 2022.
Join us for a celebration of Vintage 2020 – A Perfect Vision – and the most compelling line up yet of Te Mata’s premium collection. Taste, experience and learn about these wines with the people who make them.
1 March 2022
Today is the official release of Coleraine 2020 – A perfect Vision
“2020 was simply perfect and will go down in the history books as one of the best on record”
Nick Buck, CEO Te Mata Estate
With this theme and these words we are thrilled to receive a perfect 100 point score from wine critic
Sam Kim at Wine Orbit.
2 February 2022
Coleraine ’20 is almost here and we are beyond excited.
We’ve already had some fantastic reviews…
Unbelievably good. Young, but the potential is overwhelmingly potent. Floral, nutty, intense small-berried fruit, cedar, anise and sweet herb. Tight, medium-bodied, so concentrated, but light too, ultra-mineral, fresh, all the gravel and tense cabernet feel, but with perfume unlocked: so flagrant and fragrant. The length is superb. I’m taken aback by the beauty and essence-like nature of this wine. My precious. Easily one of the best wines I’ve tasted in the last decade. 98+ Points The Wine Front, Gary Walsh, Australia, December 2021
Very deep, bold, bright purple/red colour, the aromas similarly impressive for their concentration and vibrancy. The wine is super-concentrated and loaded with drying, savoury tannins that add a smidgin of bitterness that helps cleanse the aftertaste, which is formidably long. A sensational cabernet blend, gorgeously flavoured and perfumed, profound and lingering. It has the intensity and structure to age long-term. The patient will be handsomely rewarded. 97 Points ★★★★★ The Real Review, Huon Hooke, January 2021
New reviews from Bob Campbell MW for all our 2020 Showcase wines.
5 November 2021
ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST CELLAR WORTHY WINES
Te Mata Estate’s Coleraine 2018 has been selected in the TOP 100 Cellar Selections list for 2021 by the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Selected amongst wines from the greatest wine regions of the world and one of only two New Zealand wines to achieve this.
The Wine Enthusiast is a world-renowned wine publication, and one of the most influential voices in wine and drinks journalism today. The expert wine panel, taste and review 20,000 wines a year, and make their selections. The 2018 Coleraine was Awarded 96 points by Christina Pickard, editor of The Wine Enthusiast who reviewed the wine.
“Each year, we release the Top 100 Cellar Selections list, a ranking of the best wines tasted throughout the year that exhibit pedigree, structure and staying power—the hallmarks of age worthy wines. All these bottles will stand the test of time ... This vintage is a strong one, showcasing the power and ageability of a world-class red with the precision of this traditional estate.”
Nick Buck, Te Mata’s CEO, is proud and delighted:
“This recognition by one of the world’s foremost wine publications is fantastic. It shows that Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand can produce serious, age worthy wines that compare to the best in the world. We are proud of this as it endorses all the focus and attention to detail we put into this wine and it’s very rewarding to see that acknowledged.”
“Coleraine is a wine that collectors have cellared for many years since we first produced it in 1982. The 2018 was an excellent vintage and we are very excited to release the 2020 in March next year.”
‘Undeniably well-crafted and impeccably styled, the wine exhibits cassis, dark cherry, cedar, violet and subtle tobacco characters on the nose with a light seasoning of warm spice.’
98 Points ★★★★★
‘Terrific depth and an exquisite balance between fruit sweetness and acid/tannin structure. It will be a long-distance runner. ‘
98 Points ★★★★★
The Wine Front
‘Coleraine is, perhaps, my favourite red wine produced south of the equator. Exquisite perfume over purple silk sheets of dense tannin. Roll in them. Luxuriate in the quality on oﬀer here, now, and for decades to come. Magniﬁcent.’