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2017 Estate Chardonnay

Te Mata Tasting Note

2017 was a spectacular chardonnay harvest in Hawke’s Bay. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 is a pure expression of this exceptional quality. The colour of Hawke’s Bay sunshine, it’s superbly fragrant on the nose with lemon, white peach, popcorn and fresh pineapple. The palate opens out to lemon curd, crème brûlée, toasted cashew with a slight touch of flint and smoke. The incredible 2017 chardonnay-fruit concentration, with vibrant and juicy acidity, gives a liveliness and lingering finish to this wine that just goes on and on. Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 – refined and resplendent.

Vintage

2017

Blend

100% chardonnay

Vineyards

Havelock Hills, Woodthorpe Terraces

Cellaring

2 to 5 years +

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Winemaking

Estate Chardonnay '17

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 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

Woodthorpe Terraces

The grapes for Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’17 were harvested between 6 and 22 March 2017 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.

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Estate Vineyards

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.

Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023

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