Te Mata Estate Chardonnay 2016

  • Product Code: 5238
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Hawkes Bay
  • Style: White
  • Variety: Chardonnay
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$22.99 $18.99 elsewhere $22.99

Regions : Hawkes Bay

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"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."

91/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"This is delightfully drinkable; lifted aromas of white stone fruit, lemon peel, vanilla and hazelnut lead to a finely textured palate that is beautifully rounded and creamy. The wine offers delicate fruit intensity and silky texture, brilliantly supported by well-integrated acidity, leading to a lingering attractive finish. At its best: now to 2019."

4 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This consistently attractive wine is sourced from the company's vineyards at Woodthorpe Terraces, in the Dartmoor Valley, the Bridge Pa Triangle and at Havelock North. Fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks and French oak barrels, it is typically a harmonious wine with fresh, ripe grapefruit characters to the fore, a gentle seasoning of biscuity oak, very good depth and a touch of complexity. The 2016 vintage is finely balanced for early drinking. A fragrant, mouthfilling, fleshy wine, it is sweet-fruited, with vibrant grapefruit and peach flavours to the fore, mealy, biscuity notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and a slightly buttery finish."

4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Brilliant straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. This has a softly full and elegantly presented nose with an amalgam of citrus and stonefruit, along with subtle mealy complexities, some creamy barrel-ferment elements, all in balance. Medium-full bodied, the palate has rich stonefruit and citrus fruits, with mealy and nutty oak detail. The fruit richness is enlivened by bright acidity lending a lively mouthfeel and plenty of energy and drive. The acidity and soft textures carry the wine to a moderately long finish. This is a bright and fresh Chardonnay with fruit richness and oak detail. Keep for 4 years. Fruit from the company’s ‘Woodthorpe Terraces’, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sites, undergoing barrel and tank fermentation to 13.5% alc., a portion of the wine aged in 10% new oak barrels with aging on lees and partial MLF."

90/100 Huon Hooke, The Real Review, March 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"A lightly coloured, refreshing, lightly-oaked chardonnay which is soft and easy drinking. Hints of nectarine and passionfruit. The wine is very soft, almost with a slight impression of sweetness. Oak is barely perceptible. Beautifully balanced, refined, subtle and lovely to drink."

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