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Te Mata Gamay Noir

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2013

Hawkes Bay, North Island, New ZealandTe Mata is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890’s. They were also responsible for introducing a superior clone of Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc to New Zealand in 1995, planting this on the north facing, terraced, Woodthorpe Vineyard. This cult wine sells out every year, a coveted and rare NZ gamay (less than ten HA are planted in the country). It's easy to see its appeal - juicy, youthful and perfumed cherry, plum and raspberry with a slick of grip on the light bodied palate. Two thirds is carbonically macerated, before being reunited with the traditionally fermented red and a short stint in older French oak. A subtle forest undergrowth and rasped white pepper lingers on the finish. An easy quaffer, appealing in its balanced simplicity. #GoGamayGo.Tasted: 26 January 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 28.00 private wine shops Producer: Distributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 795740UPC: 9418953111130