Te Mata `Woodthorpe` Chardonnay 2009 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay.

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RRP $29.99

$19.99 per Bottle
$239.88 per case
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This Chardonnay has ripe stonefruit and citrus characters subtly enhanced by fermentation in seasoned oak barrels, lees contact and a creamy malolactic influence, to create a rich and elegant wine.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

This bargain-priced Hawke’s Bay wine is grown in the company’s inland Woodthorpe Vineyard in the Dartmoor Valley. Fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks (50 per cent) and French oak barrels, it is typically a harmonious wine with ripe grapefruit characters enriched with biscuity oak and very good richness and complexity. The 2009 vintage is mouthfilling, sweet fruited and rounded with fresh, vibrant fruit flavours, a slightly creamy texture, moderate complexity, and very good harmony and depth.Rating 3 and half star - Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand's Wines 2011

Winery Tasting Notes


Woodthorpe Chardonnay ’09 has a distinct golden tint with fresh green lights.


It shows nectarine, sweet lemon and oatmeal characters on a weighty, balanced palate of great length.

Cellaring Potential

It will continue to develop in bottle for a further 2-4 years from harvest.

Food Matching

Woodthorpe Chardonnay ’09 is delicious on its own, or a wonderful partner for both simply prepared and fuller flavoured seafood, and white meat dishes.

Winemaking Notes

Woodthorpe Chardonnay ’09 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing and primary malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels were used to enhance a portion of the grapes to create complex, rich fruit flavours. 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.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
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Winery Profile

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Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890s. It is a New Zealand family-owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand.

Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and, launched in 2009, Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines.

Te Mata Estate makes wines from hand-harvested grapes from its own vineyards. These vineyards are all located in Hawkes Bay (within 40 minutes drive of the winery) and under the direct control of Te Mata Estate’s viticultural team.

Total land area: 600 acres (240 hectares). Total planted vineyard area: 300 acres (120 hectares).

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