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From a fairytale vintage, Coleraine ’19 is both Beauty and the Beast, capturing a new depth and power, with an exquisite perfume, and spellbinding enchantment.
Midnight-dark ruby shimmers with a magenta edge. Coleraine ’19 is heralded by fragrant black roses, cherry, bramble, raspberry syrup and woodsmoke. A kiss of wild strawberry and dark chocolate transforms into a seductive palate laden with dark, ripe, forest berries. Majestic, velvet tannin entwines with the brightness and purity of classic Coleraine in a tale as old as time, creating captivating length and balance.
Coleraine ’19 – Beauty and the Beast. A marriage of grace and refinement with strength and power.
See why New Zealand's iconic, top-scored, fairy-tale wine is also 'one of the world's most wanted.'
Coleraine ’19 was hand harvested from separate plots within Te Mata’s vineyards between 26 March and 10 April 2019. See our Wine Storage Suggestions & the latest Te Mata Cellaring Guide. Coleraine ’19 is closed with a natural cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for twelve years from harvest. Download the latest reviews and images from Dropbox.
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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 16 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The assemblage was made in January 2020. The finished wine was bottled in December 2020. The final blend is 59% cabernet sauvignon, 37% merlot and 4% cabernet franc.
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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'TE MATA Scores again. The 2019 flagship wines attract five-star ratings.Te Mata Estate is releasing the last of its flagship wines from the much-heralded 2019 vintage. After a warm, dry late summer and autumn, winegrowers in Hawke’s Bay praised the harvest as “the greatest”, “superb” and even “sublime”. Do the wines measure up? Te Mata’s whites and reds are of arresting quality: generous, ripe, rich and rounded, with the potential to mature gracefully for many years.'NZ Listener, Michael Cooper, March 6 2021 All Reviews