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Te Mata Gamay Noir

Te Mata Gamay Noir 2017

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. Partial carbonic, with one third traditionally fermented in oak before all is reunited for a short stint in older French oak. Super peppery, with pink peppercorns infiltrating wild raspberry, candied strawberry, forest berries, plump plum on a juicy palate, with fine, long tannins hugging the cushy body. Likeable, as gamay should be. #GoGamayGo.Tasted: 14 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 28.00 private wine shops Producer: 0913881 B.C. Ltd. Dba Terra VignitiGrape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 795740UPC: 9418953111130