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This is about as entry level as it gets for top NZ producer Te Mata, which is great as it will give you an idea as to whether you want to progress up the price scale to their top echelon wines. This offering is a tasty little Chardy that shows multi-layers of stone fruits, nuttiness, dairy and butterscotch on the nose, which pretty much translates to the palate flavours. It's all wrapped up in bright acidity, a creamy mouthfeel, balanced vanillin oak, and a decent, smooth finish. It's an early drinker that will be the bomb with chicken wings.
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines are blended to represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke’s Bay origin.
Vineyards: The grapes for Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 were harvested between 16 and 26 March 2016 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.
Winemaking: Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing, barrel fermentation, barrel maturation on gross lees, and malolactic fermentation were all used on a portion of the wine to enhance the complexity, richness and integration. 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.
Tasting Note: Perfume of ripe golden peach, nectarine, citrus blossom. Biscuit and fresh cream notes adding immaculate texture and length. Crystal lemon in colour, the fresh elegance of Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 is a magical match to rich seafood like grilled scallops. Fine and precise – this is a thoroughly modern Chardonnay of immense enjoyability.
Food Match: Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 is delicious own its own, or a wonderful partner for both simply prepared and fuller flavoured seafood, and white meat dishes.
Cellaring Potential: Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Awards & Recognition: 4 stars - Michael Cooper "Finely balanced for early drinking, this fragrant, fleshy wine has vibrant grapefruit and peach flavours to the fore, a gentle seasoning of biscuity oak and a slightly buttery finish."
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