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New Zealand, Hawkes Bay

Te Mata

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2016

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2016 lovely...

Tasting Notes

October 2017
This starts off aromatically with a touch of spice and candy floss that meshes harmoniously into assorted red fruits on the nose – strawberry, raspberry and cranberry. Medium bodied, the palate is juicy and slightly tangy, with flavors of strawberry and cranberry nuanced with a subtle hint of spiciness. Good acidity gives vibrancy and focuses the red fruit flavors leading to a finish with light tannins that leave a powdery impression on the dry, lingering conclusion. This is perfect match for Thanksgiving turkey and all the side dishes.

Candy-apple crimson with a lifted confectionery nose of wild strawberries, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’16 shows ripe, juicy cherry and cranberry on the palate, with just a hint of cinnamon and liquorice. As picnic-perfect as berries and cream, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’16 is soft and supple, with a lingering finish of bright, fresh red fruit.

Food Accompaniments

Ideal for turkey and all the side dishes that go along with Thanksgiving, or any lighter meals of fowl or pork. Also works well with spicy foods.

Winemaker Notes

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 ’16 is a single vineyard wine from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard,havested between 29th and 30th March 2016.

Winemaking: The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 55% of the grapes. The other 45% 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.

Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price




12.5% alcohol by volume
Residual Sugar: Dry




Other Red

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