Estate Vineyards

Chardonnay '15

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay '15

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.

$19.90/ bottle

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay has ripe stone fruit and citrus characters, subtly enhanced by fermentation in seasoned oak barrels, lee's contact and a creamy malolactic influence, to create a rich and elegant wine.

Tasting Note

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’15 has the aromas of white meadow flowers, French vanilla and floral, juicy Hawke’s Bay peaches. Bright light gold, the palate unfurls with a balance of rock melon, sweet lemon, candied lime and complexing notes of biscuit, stone fruit and grilled nuts. A pure chardonnay with lovely length and a crisp clean finish.

Technical Analysis at bottling

pH 3.59
Total acidity as tartaric 6.5g/l
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar Dry

Winemaking
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’15 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.

Vineyards
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’15 were harvested between 13 and 27 March 2015 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Woodthorpe Terraces and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.

Origin
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines are blended to represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke’s Bay origin.

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'A quiet-spoken chardonnay, the elegant nose shows white stone fruit, citrus and creamy notes, followed by a linear palate that is fine and taut with lovely mid palate weight and beautifully integrated acidity. It is long, silky and harmonious. At its best: now to 2018.' 90 points ★★★★★
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Te Mata Showcase Summary, 2015 All Reviews