Tasting Notes 2010
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir ‘10 is a brilliant cerise colour with aromas and flavours of crushed, fresh, soft, summer berries; raspberry, cherry and strawberry, and a distinct licorice note to its juicy and refreshing finish.
Woodthorpe Gamay Noir is an incredibly versatile wine, partnering with any food and is particularly good with spicy cuisines matching its vibrant fruit and soft tannins. It can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can be served at room temperature or during summer, lightly chilled.
Total acidity as tartaric: 5g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
The unique ‘maceration carbonique’ fermentation, which enhances the fruit and floral aromas of the wine, was used for 65% of the grapes. The other 35% received a traditional, warm, red wine fermentation. The resulting wines completed their malolactic fermentation and were matured for 3 months in seasoned French oak barrels, before blending and bottling.
Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Gamay Noir ‘10 is a single vineyard wine, harvested between 18 and 23 March 2010.
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.