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Deep magenta with a crimson edge, this is signature Awatea - a modern Hawke’s Bay cabernet with deep, pure fruit and bright, floral aromatics. Roses, violets, wild blackberry and dark plum, intertwined with notes of aniseed and thyme. Then, on the palate, immediate bright red and black fruits, blackcurrants, spice, raspberry syrup and a layered, almost saline, tannin structure with a refreshingly, fine, dry finish. Awatea ’16, as ever, is stylish Te Mata cabernet that totally over-delivers.
'The great wine of New Zealand. Stunning precision. A classic vintage.' - The Wine Front 2018
Deep, brilliant crimson with a cherry-red edge, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 sparkles with lifted candy-apple, strawberry and star anise on the nose. Soft and luscious, the palate overflows with crushed red summer fruit, wild raspberry and cherry. Hints of rosewater and aniseed culminate in this wine’s sumptuous finish. Refreshing in its appeal, beguiling in its detail, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 is New Zealand Gamay Noir par excellence – the result of an incredible vintage, this is the best we have made.
Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’18 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and can be served at room temperature or, during summer, lightly chilled. It will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc '18
Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc consistently displays the characteristics of full ripeness; intense citrus and floral aromas, with concentrated lime and passionfruit on a long, fine palate.
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Refreshingly fine and floral, with an elegance and tropical lift that is pure Hawke’s Bay, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 is a wine of immense appeal.
Lemon diamond in colour, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 immediately entrances with the aroma of tropical passionfruit, mango, and honeydew melon. With notes of lifted gooseberry, lime blossom, pears and summer herbs, the palate is generous and dry, carrying effortlessly to a balanced and delicate, fine and crisp finish.
Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
Estate Vineyards Syrah '17
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate's own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke's Bay origin.
Brilliant red with a vibrant purple hue, Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 overflows with aromatic notes of raspberry, black cherry, cardamom and plum, balancing elegant fresh fruit and fine, even tannins. On the palate there’s ripe boysenberry, vanilla and aniseed with just a touch of smoky paprika and French vanilla from the oak. Ripe red fruit gives length and texture across this soft and moreish wine.
Estate Vineyards Syrah ’17 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Hawke’s Bay has become renowned as one of the top regions for Syrah, with flavours and a style unique to its terroir. This wine is no exception, with 100% Te Awanga grown fruit. The wine is highly aromatic with notes of purple berry and anise, supported by fine tannins concentrated berry and black pepper flavours. Drink now or cellar until 2025.
The classic Clearview meal finisher, a fortified red wine style pioneered by Tim. A red dessert wine with a weighty palate oily with dense berry fruits and plum; followed by an unctuous rich but dry finish. Drink now for a fruitier style or cellar carefully for several years.
Due to popular demand we are going back to the excesses of the 1980s. This wine delivers loads of oak, buttery toast and massive tropical fruit.
Deep crimson, Bullnose ’16 weaves star anise, violets, black cherry and allspice across a core of ripe berry fruit and luxurious, velvet tannins. From Te Mata Estate’s 120th vintage, this is an enchanting, signature Bullnose. Expressive, darkly aromatic, and replete with fresh raspberry, boysenberry, and espresso, all leading to a finely textured finish.
Bullnose ’16 is closed with a natural cork, allowing continued evolution in bottle for eight years from harvest.
Deep magenta, Estate Vineyards Cabernets/Merlot ’17 overflows with fresh red berries, dark cherries, blueberry and ripe Hawke’s Bay plums. Savoury bay leaf, and fine toast and spice notes from the oak, give our 2017 release great presence, varietal personality and complexity on the palate. Appealing, approachable – and just a touch aristocratic – Estate Vineyards Cabernets/Merlot ’17 continues to over-deliver in flavour, intricacy and finesse.
Estate Vineyards Merlot/Cabernets ’17 will continue to evolve in bottle for three to six years from harvest.
Palest lemon green, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’17 is all about texture, refreshment and refinement. Grapefruit and lime juice on the nose, with notes of white flowers, quince and cardamom, the wine expands into fennel, currants, elderflower, pears, honey and sweet nectarine on the palate. Ripe sub-tropical fruit is balanced by a long, dry finish with a crisp edge and floral, delicate lift.
Cape Crest ’17 is closed with a 'Diam' cork, which eliminates any possibility of cork taint, allowing continued evolution in bottle for five years from harvest.
Perfume of ripe golden peach, nectarine, citrus blossom. Biscuit and fresh cream notes adding immaculate texture and length. Crystal lemon in colour, the fresh elegance of Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 is a magical match to rich seafood like grilled scallops. Fine and precise – this is a thoroughly modern chardonnay of immense enjoyability.
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Elston Chardonnay ’17 is a fine, pale gold with notes of beeswax, white flowers, ripe peaches and flinty, wet, stone that flow through onto the palate. Roast almonds, hazelnuts, clover honey and warm brioche, along with this wine’s signature tight acidity, give the Elston Chardonnay ’17 incredible length, detail and finesse.
Elston ’17 is closed with a 'Diam' cork, which eliminates any possibility of cork taint, allowing continued evolution in bottle for five years from harvest.