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Te Mata Estate - Estate Chardonnay 2017


  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
  • Wine Maker: Peter Cowley
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
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Food Matching

This Chardonnay is best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine or with salads, seafood dishes, and lightly spiced Asian foods. It can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.

Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (3 btls) Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 88 (2011) MC: 4 Stars (2011) Misc: 18 Stars (2011)

Winery Information

Te Mata Estate

Te Mata Estate is New Zealand's oldest winery and always impresses with the sheer consistency, quality and value of its wines. Te Mata Estate originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. His third son, Bernard, influenced by the comments from visitors that the hills were suitable for grape growing, planted vines in 1892. Wine was first made from those grapes in 1896. Under the current direction of John Buck, Te Mata.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)88 pts #197 Oct 2011 - Lisa Perrotti Brown - The 2011 Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc presents a nose of fresh pear and golden delicious apple with hints of peach blossom and fresh grass. Medium bodied with racy acidity cutting though the apple and stone fruit flavors, it has a long finish with some white pepper and ginger notes coming through.

Michael Cooper (2011)4 stars

Estate-grown at an inland site in the Dartmoor Valley, Hawke's Bay, and handled without oak, this is typically one of the region's liveliest Sauvignon Blancs. The 2010 is mouthfilling and tight, with fresh, zingy melon/lime flavours, crisp, dry and lingering. The 2011 vintage is full-bodied and ripe-tasting, with pineapple and lime flavours, dry, crisp and zesty.

Miscellaneous (2011)18 stars

Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews - "Lemon-green, an excellent colour. Bouquet is already dramatically varietal, at a careful point of ripeness bridging the gap between stone-fruited Hawke's Bay wine and capsicum-themed Marlborough. This has some sweet basil aromatics which are nearly floral, clear black passionfruit, and sautéed red capsicum fruit on bouquet. Palate is great, extending the bouquet considerably, attractive mouth feel, maybe a hint of brief lees work or a fraction of barrel-ferment, gentler acid than so many Marlborough wines, 'sauvignon-dry', thoroughly pleasant wine. This 2011 Woodthorpe seems to reflect a dramatic change of approach, more than likely a significantly reduced crop, and much more attention to ripeness parameters. On the expensive side for s/s sauvignon, but worth trying. Cellar 3 – 8 years. GK 08/11"