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2019 Estate Gamay Noir

Te Mata Tasting Note

Candy-apple red with lifted notes of ripe strawberry and bright maraschino cherry, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’19 sparkles with Hawke’s Bay summer fruit. Saturated raspberry on the palate is juicy and sustained with silky, round tannins, accompanied by a fine dusting of liquorice and white pepper. Red-ripe fruit, crunchy acidity, and a fresh and intense style means Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’19 overflows with instant appeal.

Vintage

2019

Blend

100% gamay noir a jus blanc

Vineyards

Woodthorpe Terraces

Cellaring

2 to 5 years +

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Winemaking

Estate Gamay Noir '19

The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 44% of the grapes. The other 56% 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

Woodthorpe Terraces

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 ’19 is a single vineyard wine from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard, harvested on 7 and 12 April 2019.

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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