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2015 Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir

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Te Mata is one of the cult wineries of New Zealand, and this is a great intro to the quality of the range. Made from Gamay, a cousin to Pinot Noir that is used to make Beaujolais; it’s a poised, fruit-driven wine that shows an abundance of red raspberry fruit, potpourri, cherries and soft spices on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied and fruity, with a whisper of toasty oak in the background, lacy tannins, and a dry, mellow finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Winemaker's Comments:
A bright, brilliant crimson, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir '14 has an exquisite candy fragrance and a ripe, juicy palate that sparkles with raspberries, cherries and wild strawberries. Soft tannins and red berries lead to a fine, refreshing finish.

Vinification:
The unique 'maceration carbonique' fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 50% of the grapes. The other 50% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for three months in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.

Maturation:
The unique 'maceration carbonique' fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 50% of the grapes. The other 50% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for three months in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.

Appearance:
A bright, brilliant crimson

Aroma:
An exquisite candy fragrance

Palate:
A juicy palate that sparkles with raspberries, cherries and wild strawberries. Soft tannins and red berries lead to a fine, refreshing finish. Lively and aromatic, moreish and delicious.

Alc/Vol: 13.0%

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