Tasting Notes 2007
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir 2007 was released in July 2007. It is a brilliant cherry colour with inviting aromas of crushed raspberries and red rose petals. The palate is juicy and supple with ﬂavours of raspberry, cranberry and liquorice leading to a soft ﬁ nish. It can be enjoyed upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir 2007 is wonderful in winter with spicy cuisines such as Thai or Indian matching its vibrant fruit and soft tannins. It can be enjoyed during summer, lightly chilled, as a refreshing accompaniment to alfresco dining.
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.4g/l
Residual sugar: Nil
The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ process, which enhances the fruit and ﬂoral aromas of the wine, was used for sixty percent of the grapes. The other forty percent received a warm, plunged fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were aged in seasoned French oak. They were racked, blended and given minimal ﬁltration before bottling.
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir 2007 is a single vineyard wine, harvested between 19 and 22 March 2007.
Woodthorpe vineyard is located on elevated, north-facing terraces in Hawke’s Bay Tutaekuri river valley. Between 1863 and 1914 it was home to the annual Woodthorpe races. Today it’s ideal aspect and free draining soils provide Te Mata Estate a unique location for quality grapes.