Te Mata ‘Estate Vineyards’ Hawke’s Bay Gamay Noir 2012

Gamay from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Mar-2013
Fruit from the ‘Woodthorpe Terraces’ vineyard, 66% undergoing carbonic maceration and 34% traditionally fermented, to 12.5%, the wine aged 3 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Moderately deep ruby-red colour with some purple hues. This has a very fresh, bright and lifted nose of raspberry fruit with lifted confectionary carbonic maceration aromatics. Florals and bubble-gum esters are underlined by a cool steeliness. Dry and medium-light bodied, fresh, juicy raspberry jam, florals and lollyish flavours are lifted by esters on palate. A cool, herbal note is present, and the acidity is a feature of the mouthfeel, resulting in a soft liveliness. This has depth and a core, the extraction modest, but contributing to the vinous presence, which leads to a moderately long finish with raspberries and herbal notes. This is a soft, but fresh-fruited light red in a gentle Beaujolais style. One to drink over the next 2+ years. 16.5+/20 Mar 2013 RRP $19.90

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