2015 Te Mata "Estate" Gamay Hawkes Bay
50% of the fruit was fermented using carbonic maceration. Fragrant, dark cherry and anise flavours, with a slightly confected carbonic musk/maceration character. Appealing fresh acidity with soft, delicate tannins. Deliciously drinkable wine with character. Deserves to be served slightly chilled.
50% carbonic maceration. Young, bouncy cherry fruit with a touch of rubbery reduction giving a certain snap to the nose. Loads of floral character too. Much better than the Fleurie I threw away about an hour ago! Soft palate, modern and smooth, a well sculpted, authentic rendition of the variety. (RH)
Bright red. Cool, perfumed aromas of cherry, raspberry, plum, fresh herbs and licorice. Supple, spicy and dry if a bit lean, offering good lift to its brisk red berry, floral and cocoa flavors. Nicely fresh, spicy wine but a bit thin on the back end. For early drinking. (ST)
Wine & Spirits
A floral gamay with high-toned scents of strawberry leaf and clean red fruit, this is light and aromatic. For a picnic with charcuterie.
Te Mata's Gamay was the first wine I ever bought from them...and I don't mean as a Wine Buyer at K&L...I mean as a Backpacker traveling through New Zealand in my early 20's! This juicy, fruity, highly quaffable wine is just so easy to love and inexpensive enough even for nomadic surfers trekking around the globe on a budget! Many years down the line I'm stoked that it's available for our customers at K&L. I'll be drinking this at Thanksgiving, it's the perfect pairing with the old roast bird; but really it's so versatile you can have it with a huge range of foods or just solo. It's like a classic Cru Beaujolais crossed with an elegant Sonoma Coast Pinot and is totally delicious - Cheers! (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L NZ Wine Buyer)