Te Mata Estate Chardonnay

Sourced exclusively from Te Mata estate’s own vineyards, the Estate Vineyards wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage and Hawke’s Bay origin.
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 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. 2017 was a spectacular chardonnay harvest in Hawke’s Bay. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 is a pure expression of this exceptional quality.

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VARIETALS
100% Chardonnay

VINTAGE
2017

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13%
Total acidity 6.2 g/l
pH 3.59

APPEARANCE
Sunshine yellow colour.

NOSE
Fragrant on the nose with lemon, white peach, popcorn and fresh pineapple.

PALATE
The palate opens out to lemon curd, crème brûlée, toasted cashew with a slight touch of flint and smoke.
A vibrant and juicy acidity gives a liveliness and lingering finish.

PAIRING
It is delicious own its own, or a wonderful partner for both simply prepared and fuller flavoured seafood, and white meat dishes.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink superbly now but it will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.

RATINGS

91pts

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