Te Mata Estate Coleraine

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.
Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John and Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather was born in Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family home to the wine. Originally a single vineyard wine, from 1989 Coleraine has been an assemblage of the finest wines produced from distinct plots within Te Mata Estate’s oldest vineyards on the Havelock Hills and it is considered by many the first true iconic wine of New Zealand.

For more info, visit Te Mata Estate website.

VARIETALS
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2016

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%
Total acidity 6 g/l
pH 3.57

APPEARANCE
Brilliant magenta color.

NOSE
It entices with concentrated rose syrup, fresh, fragrant raspberry, wild strawberry, ripe plum, thyme and cedar.

PALATE
Offering superb depth and complexity, on the palate is defined by pure, bright, red fruit.
Framed by tight acid and silky tannins, it leads to exceptional length and finesse.

AGEING
Aged predominately in new French oak barrels for 18 months.

PAIRING
Well suited for red meats, especially beef, rich pasta sauces and mature cheeses.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink beautifully now but it will continue its evolution in bottle for 12 from harvest.

RATINGS

96pts

94pts

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