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'New Zealand's First Growth.' - Decanter Magazine 2016
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.
Wine Storage Suggestions & the latest Te Mata Cellaring Guide
Coleraine ’15 is closed with a natural cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for twelve years from harvest. Read the full 2015 Vintage Report here.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.0g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
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.
Coleraine ’15 was hand harvested from separate plots within Te Mata’s vineyards between 31 March and 17 April.
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.
'After completing a vertical of Coleraine, I witness a couple of tasters undergo their Te Mata epiphany...'Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, USA, May 2008 All Reviews