Going back to 2018 doesn’t seem a bad idea right now and without the assistance of a time machine, the easiest form of transport is the latest vintage from Te Mata Estate. The venerable Hawkes Bay vineyard has achieved wonders with its internationally acclaimed Cabernet Merlot Coleraine but the entire 2018 vintage spanning the Zara Viognier with aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle to the magnificent Bullnose Syrah with hints of cinnamon and black cherry, is testament to the magnificence of the winery’s 120 years of winemaking.
Nestled among the 2018 vintage of Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Merlots is newcomer Alma, the first Pinot Noir to be released by Te Mata Estate this century from their own, world-renowned vineyards. Under the watchful eye of Te Mata’s winemaker Philip Brodie, who was handed the reins by a retiring Peter Cowley last year, the Hawkes Bay Pinot Noir sports a blend of aromas that resonate with scents of black cherry, wild strawberry, currants, marzipan, sandalwood and sage. Te Mata’s new release 2019 Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir will also be out very soon.
Explore a taste of the past with the entire Te Mata 2018 vintage, and enjoy 15 per cent off all orders (except Coleraine) with free shipping in New Zealand.