Estate Vineyards

Chardonnay '16

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay '16

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.

$19.90/ bottle

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.

Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.

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pH: 3.3
Total acidity as tartaric: 6g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 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.

The grapes for Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 were harvested between 16 and 26 March 2016 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.

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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'Bright, very pale straw colour with slight lemon-green hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is tight and elegant , quite slender in expression, showing citrus and yellow stonefruit aromas along with nuts and buttery MLF unfolding as subtle layers, and building with depth. Medium bodied, the palate is tightly bound, with citrus-like fruit and butterscotch MLF notes featuring. Bright, firm acidity adds a steeliness to meet the creaminess of barrel-ferment and MLF conversion. The firmness results in linear drive and a tight textural line.' ★★★★
Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Review - Te Mata Estate Showcase Summary, 2013 All Reviews