Gamay Noir '01

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Tasting Notes 2001

Woodthorpe Gamay Noir 2001 has a vibrant crimson colour, aromas of violets and cherries with a lingering flavour of ripe raspberries.

Woodthorpe Gamay Noir 2001 is delicious drinking now through to 12 months, and is lovely as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to light summer foods.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.67
Total acidity as tartaric: 6g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Residual sugar: Dry


The whole bunches of grapes were placed in a fermentation tank and underwent a traditional maceration carbonique fermentation for a week. The wine was drained and pressed off skins then allowed to ferment out to dryness. The resulting wine completed its malolactic fermentation and was aged for four months in barrel, during which time it was racked at several stages. It was then bottled in October 2001.


Woodthorpe Gamay Noir 2001 was made from grapes hand harvested from our Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard on the 28th March 2001.


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.

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