Te Mata `Woodthorpe` Gamay Noir 2010 (12 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay.

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Overview

Here, Gamay Noir, the grape of Beaujolais, produces a delicious wine bursting with crushed red-berry characters. Its vibrant fruit provides immediate appeal and flavour to match all cuisine, even spicy dishes.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

The 2010 vintage is a single vineyard Hawke’s Bay red, whole-bunch fermented (in the traditional Beaujolais manner) and matured for three months in seasoned French oak casks. Ruby-hued, it is floral and supple, with cherry and plum flavours, fresh and lively, and a touch of nutty complexity. It’s already drinking well.Rating 3 and half Stars - Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand's Wines 2011

Oz Clarke got it right when he said of this wine: “Just like Beaujolais should be.” It is certainly meatier than most to which it is compared. A soft and vibrantly fruity bottle of Hawke’s Bay on a summer’s day.Warren Barton, The Dominion Post, Warren Barton;s Christmas Wine Guide 2010

This beaujolais-style red has bright raspberry and tangy rhubarb notes rounded out by a few months in old barrels to give it a juicy weight in the mouth - it’s the perfect light red for summer picnics. Yvonne Lorkin, Bay of Plenty Times, Festive Food & Wine (DEC/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir ‘10 is a brilliant cerise colour.

Aroma

This wine has aromas and flavours of crushed, fresh, soft, summer berries.

Palate

Raspberry, cherry and strawberry and a distinct liquorice note to its juicy and refreshing finish.

Food Matching

Woodthorpe Gamay Noir is an incredibly versatile wine, partnering with any food and is particularly good with spicy cuisines matching its vibrant fruit and soft tannins. It can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can be served at room temperature or during summer, lightly chilled.

Winemkaing Notes

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. Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir ‘10 is a single vineyard wine. The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 65% of the grapes. The other 35% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for 3 months in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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