Coleraine '06

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Tasting Notes 2006

Coleraine ‘06 is a concentrated, dark crimson colour with complex characters of blackcurrant, black cherry, spiced plum, marzipan, and roses. Sustained tannins underpin a powerful palate structure with a very long, fine finish.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.59
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.9g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking 

The individual parcels of grapes were each destemmed and crushed before undergoing a traditional warm, plunged fermentation with extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were run to predominantly new French oak barrels for 20 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, the barrels were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended in January 2007, then egg white fined during the second winter in barrel. The fi nished wine was bottled in December 2007.

Vineyards

Between 3 and 22 April 2006, the grapes for Coleraine ‘06 were hand harvested
from their separate plots within Te Mata Estate’s vineyards.

Origin

Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John & Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather came from Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family properties 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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“I conjectured whether this is New Zealand’s greatest wine? Well, let me put it this way, it is the frontrunner… a complex, intellectual entity that rewards long term cellaring year after year.”
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2008 All Reviews