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Te Mata Estate Coleraine

Te Mata Estate Coleraine

  • Cabernets, Merlot
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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An outstanding vintage of this superb iconic wine. The beautiful floral aromas of lavender, violet, plum and blackcurrant, are all in orbit around the wine’s dark savoury core of tightly wound graphite, nori, coffee grounds, vanilla and tobacco.  The palate is intensely concentrated, with a superb right tension building freshness and precision as layer upon layer of fine polished tannins give pinpoint detail alongside signature, exacting, levels of finesse. 

  • Winery: Te Mata Estate
  • Varietal: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc
  • Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses

Coleraine ‘22 is a modern reprise of what make’s Coleraine iconic, a wine balancing past and future, heritage and innovation. This is a statement wine, one that lingers both on the palate and in the mind. The Coleraine ’22 harnesses the energy and complexity of Te Mata Cabernet Sauvignon, on show at its highest level since the first Coleraine in 1982.

Te Mata Estate was originally part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant, John Chambers, in 1854. A homestead and stables were built on the property in the early 1870’s. After returning from France, John Chamber’s third son, Bernard, had the idea to plant vineyards on the north-facing hills around Havelock North. In 1892, Bernard Chambers planted vines on three parcels of hillside land above the homestead and began converting the original stables to ferment and mature these first Te Mata Estate Wines. Today, Te Mata Estate still uses those same three vineyards. The Chambers family sold the property in 1919. Te Mata Vineyards (TMV) was established and the property had two other owners until it was acquired by the Buck and Morris families in 1974 - the two families behind the modern interpretation of this historic New Zealand estate. 

Hawke’s Bay is a very special place for making wine. Its range of slopes, plains and climatic differences, coupled with low humidity and ample ultra-violet light, give winemakers a comprehensive toolkit to showcase their skills. Soils are young and derived from the gravels, silt and sands left behind as the three main rivers of Hawke’s Bay changed course over thousands of years. Te Mata Estate was established here in 1896, specialising in high-quality wines of classical style. Every step in the production of Te Mata's wines are undertaken by them, from grape growing and pruning through to winemaking and bottling. Te Mata Estate is committed to improving its performance in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability through the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme and was one of the first to be accredited in 1995. According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Te Mata Estate is one of "New Zealand’s greatest wineries".

  • 99/100 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2022 vintage)
  • 97+/100 Points - Erin Larkin, The Wine Advocate (2022 vintage)
  • 96/100 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (2022 vintage)
  • 96/100 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (2022 vintage)
  • 97+/100 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (2021 vintage)
  • 97/100 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review (2021 vintage)
  • 100/100 Points & 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2019 vintage)
  • 98/100 Points & 5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review  (2019 vintage)
  • 97/100 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (2019 vintage)
  • 97/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (2019 vintage)
  • Top Wine - Bob Campbell, Business Desk (2019 vintage)

     


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