Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir 2021 750ml
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.
The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 55% of the grapes. The other 45% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for nine weeks in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.
Candy-apple crimson with a lifted confectionery nose of wild strawberries, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’19 shows ripe, juicy cherry and cranberry on the palate, with just a hint of cinnamon and liquorice. As picnic-perfect as berries and cream, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’16 is soft and supple, with a lingering finish of bright, fresh red fruit.
Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’19 is an incredibly versatile wine, partnering with any food
and is particularly good with spicy cuisines, matching its vibrant fruit and soft tannins.
Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’19 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can be
served at room temperature or, during summer, lightly chilled. It will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AT BOTTLING
pH - 3.58
Total acidity as tartaric - 5.0g/l
Residual Sugar - Dry
Alcohol - 12.5%