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Te Mata Gamay Noir
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16¼/20

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