Te Mata EstateChardonnay 2021Product code: 13664
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Te Mata Estate Chardonnay is a stunning and complex wine that reflects the unique terroir of Hawke's Bay in New Zealand. This prestigious estate lies at the foot of Te Mata Peak and benefits from the perfect combination of soil, climate, and topography to produce wines of outstanding quality and character. The Chardonnay shows a bright gold color and offers rich aromas of ripe stone fruit, citrus, and toasted oak. On the palate, it is full-bodied, creamy, and well-balanced, with layers of flavors that range from tropical fruit to vanilla, honey, and spice. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and finesse. Perfect for pairing with a range of dishes, Te Mata Estate Chardonnay is a must-try for any wine enthusiast.
The colour of Hawke’s Bay sunshine, it’s superbly fragrant on the nose with lemon, white peach, popcorn and fresh pineapple. The palate opens out to lemon curd, crème brûlée, toasted cashew with a slight touch of flint and smoke. The incredible 2017 chardonnay-fruit concentration, with vibrant and juicy acidity, gives a liveliness and lingering finish to this wine that just goes on and on. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 – refined and resplendent.
About the Winery
Te Mata Estate is a family-owned wine estate that produces wines from one of the world’s most beautiful and fertile vineyards of New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay. This estate is known for producing wines from grapes sourced from its own vineyards located in a selected spot in Hawke’s Bay. This region is protected by the mountains in the western region, and it experiences an excellent maritime climate with low rainfall. Therefore, Te Mata wines are classy, elegant and true representations of the richness of the terroirs.
All the wines are made from grapes grown in the Havelock Hills Vineyard in Hawke’s Bay. This vineyard owns the distinction of being the first legally protected vineyards in the country of New Zealand. The first vines were planted here in 1892. The vineyards are located towards the north-facing slopes. Five sites have been identified here for planting vines. There are various soil types in this vineyard. While the sandy loam soils dominate the eastern part of the vineyard, sandy loam soils with a hint of clay and silica pan dominate the western part of the vineyard.
With its steep but gentle slopes, the Havelock Hills Vineyard is a great place for growing vines in terraces. The grapes that grow here have an excellent balance, power and richness. This place is also home to some of the other beautiful vineyards – Awatea, Elston and Coleraine, owned by the Buck Family Home. The unique terroirs and excellent climatic conditions of Havelock Hills Vineyards are well-protected. Today, it is one of the oldest wine-growing areas in New Zealand, as this place has been under the vine for over 120 years now.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the varietals grown here. The wines produced from the other vineyards are named according to those vineyards where grapes are grown.