Estate Vineyards

Gamay Noir '08

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Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can beserved at room temperature or, during summer, lightly chilled. It will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.

$19.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2008

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir ‘08 was released in June 2008. 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, strawberry 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.

The low alcohol and low tannin content of Woodthorpe Gamay Noir make it very drinkable by itself, but also a great accompaniment to Asian or Indian cuisine, which are not usually partnered with red wines.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.49
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.42g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Residual sugar: Nil

Winemaking

The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ process, which enhances the fruit and fl oral aromas of the wine, was used for sixty percent of the grapes. The other forty percent received a traditional, warm fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for a short time in well seasoned French oak.

Vineyards

Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir ‘08 is a single vineyard wine, harvested between 20 and 28 March 2008.

Origin

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.

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