Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’13 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing, barrel fermentation and malolactic fermentation were 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 resulting wines were matured for ten months before being blended, fined and bottled.
2013 Estate Chardonnay
Te Mata Tasting Note
This wine is a wonderful example of Hawke’s Bay’s remarkable 2013 growing season, already described by the UK’s Decanter magazine as “the stuff of legends”. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’13 has a bright green colour with gold highlights. It is fresh and expressive with white meadow flowers, hazelnut, white peach, green melon, and oat butter biscuit characters. The palate quickly builds in intensity with the rich citrus and ripe stonefruit flavours that are classically Hawke’s Bay in a great year, leading through to a long, fine, finish.
Havelock Hills, Woodthorpe Terraces
2 to 5 years +
Estate Chardonnay '13
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’13 were harvested between 13 and 22 March 2013 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.
All Te Mata Estate wines are grown in the same vineyards, made by the same people, and are all bottled onsite at the winery established in 1896. Estate wines are varietally-driven, representing the finest expression of Te Mata’s Hawke’s Bay vineyard sites.
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