2023 Te Mata Estate Vineyards Chardonnay

Te Mata |Hawkes Bay |Chardonnay
An intense and complex Hawkes Bay Chardonnay with a long and beautiful finish.

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The Te Mata Estate Vineyards Chardonnay was created with varied winemaking techniques, such as tank fermentation to emphasise the fruit and freshness, barrel fermentation (some with gross lees), to give texture and flavour, and malolactic fermentation to add creamy richness. The list of aromas and flavours is numerous: citrus, stone fruit, sourdough, pineapple, cashew, sea salt. Like the Te Mata Estate Syrah, this Chardonnay offers amazing value.

The Chardonnay grapes came from Te Mata's estate vineyards in the Hawkes Bay subregions of Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills. Like Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, Chardonnay grows really well here, where it can ripen fully and present lovely tropical aromas and flavours.

Te Mata Tasting Note
Crystal-pale gold highlights, Estate Chardonnay ’23 immediately presents the aroma of white nectarines and white peaches, alongside notes of lychee, ripe citrus, creamy nougat and delicate spice. The ripe and dry mid-palate is full and rich, with just a touch of ripe pear and ‘marmalade on toast’. This plushness and concentration in Estate Chardonnay 2023 rolls to a whisper finish that’s clean, saline, fresh and fine-boned. Estate Chardonnay ’23 is a display of balance between weight and detail.

CELLARING: 2 – 4 years
PH: 3.51
ALCOHOL: 12.5%

Te Mata Estate

Te Mata Estate has one of the richest winemaking histories in all of New Zealand.

With vineyards planted back as far as 1896, the rich history of this iconic Hawke's Bay producer is enviable in the relatively young NZ wine landscape.

Their wines come exclusively from carefully selected sites across Hawke's Bay. The aim to craft classic, structural wines that are comparable to the very best the world has to offer.

The Te Mata Estate Coleraine is considered by many as NZ's premier Bordeaux blend. A shining jewel in the crown of the Hawke's Bay region.

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