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2011 Estate Chardonnay

Te Mata Tasting Note

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’11 has a bright straw colour with golden lights, and lovely aromas of ripest white peach, sweet lemon, grilled nuts and toast. The palate is pure, focussed and fine, showing pear juice and nougat flavours, with a creamy texture and refreshing acidity contributing to a long finish.

Vintage

2011

Blend

100% chardonnay

Vineyards

Havelock Hills, Woodthorpe Terraces

Cellaring

2 to 5 years +

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Winemaking

Estate Chardonnay '11

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’11 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing, barrel fermentation and malolactic fermentation were used on a portion of the wine to enhance the complexity, richness and integration. Modern de-stemming and tank fermentation was used for the remainder of the grapes to preserve the vibrant varietal aromas and clear, fresh fruit expression. The resulting wines were matured for ten months before being blended, fined and bottled.

Vineyards

Woodthorpe Terraces

Selection

Estate Vineyards

All Te Mata Estate wines are grown in the same vineyards, made by the same people, and are all bottled onsite at the winery established in 1896. Estate wines are varietally-driven, representing the finest expression of Te Mata’s Hawke’s Bay vineyard sites.

Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023

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