Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir 2019 - Hawke's Bay, NZ
One of New Zealand’s most iconic estates has been producing a Beaujolais look-alike Gamay Noir for quite some time now. The Te Mata Estate is known to be the oldest Estate in New Zealand (1892) and their wines have gained quite a reputation abroad over the years.
The 2019 Gamay Noir does not fall short. Having recently tasted the wine I was struck by the incredible drinkability. I’d go out on a limb and say, if tasted blindly, you’d possibly mistake it for a reputable producer from France. The Gamay Noir has all the elements of a serious Beaujolais: vibrant cherry, blueberry, strawberry coupled with minerality, earth, and sweet baking spices. The Gamay grapes all come from Te Mata vineyards and are hand-harvested; pretty impressive for the price. Stick it in the fridge for 30 mins on a sunny arvo or enjoy as is.
The wine is already a huge steal at $25 retail – Smack on an extra 15% savings and you’ve got yourself a fantastic weeknight allrounder at $21/Bottle.
I’ll keep this simple because I’m too excited about this wine and just want you to stock up while supplies last! I’ve included a review from trusted Huon Hooke of The Real Review below. Grab a case and see for yourself.