Coleraine '15

Coleraine '15

Coleraine is New Zealand’s most famous red wine. First produced in 1982, this classic blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc displays the concentration, complexity and elegance found in the world’s finest wines.

$129.00/ bottle

Coleraine Magnum '15

Perfect for cellaring - or an incredible gift - a small number of Coleraine Magnums are bottled and made available for a short time whenever Coleraine is made. (Like all our special offers Magnums are sold at a fixed price and not eligible for discount.)

$260.00/ bottle

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First, a bouquet of violets, roses, lavender and pure cassis, followed by a banquet of blackcurrant, fragrant wild strawberry and pitch-black cherry, laid out over sweet cedar, and fine, supple French oak. Always floral, always concentrated, always poised - Coleraine ’15 is flame-red with flashes of magenta and brilliant purple. Alive with charm, texture and energy, this is a multi-generational wine of immense cellaring potential.

Technical Analysis
pH: 3.50
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.0g/l
Alcohol: 14.0%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking
Each parcel of grapes was destemmed before a traditional warm, plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to predominately new French oak barrels for 17 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in January 2016 then egg white fined during their second winter in barrel. The finished wine was then bottled in December 2016.
The final blend is 54% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot and 10% cabernet franc.

Vineyards
Coleraine ’15 was hand harvested from separate plots within Te Mata’s vineyards between 31 March and 17 April.

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.

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Coleraine '05- "The tannins are firm but fine grained, giving the wine a sleek elegance."
Derek Smedley, The Circle of Wine Writers Tasting at the London International Wine and Spirits Fair, May 2007 All Reviews