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"New Zealand's First Growth" Decanter Magazine

Vivino are exceptionally pleased to have secured a small allocation of the newly released 2016 Coleraine and to be able to offer it at the UK's lowest price!

Just arrived in the UK from New Zealand, the 2016 has already sold out at the winery.

So this is a great chance to purchase not just New Zealand's greatest red, but a wine that is increasingly being recognised as one of the best in the world.

Why is this New Zealand's finest red wine?

Well, it's made by a former Chateau Margaux winemaker, it comes from the only vineyard in NZ to have its own special quality designation and it receives rave reviews from wine critics across the world!

Te Mata's Coleraine is a truly world-class wine which has hit new heights over the past few vintages. Often compared to Penfold's Grange or Chateau Latour and yet a fraction of the price, worldwide demand has exploded. The winery sells out within hours of releasing the new vintage and allocations across the globe are tiny and highly sought after.

Hawkes Bay has been on a roll with recent vintages and 2016 is no exception, with Te Mata taking full advatage and making some incredible wines.

Don't miss out!

About the wine

The vineyards used for Coleraine have been awarded their own unique quality designation of Te Mata Special Character Zone - the only vineyards in NZ to have been singled out for such a massive honour. 

It is deserved recognition that the wine made here is something quite exceptional.

As the region's most iconic wine, great things are expected of Coleraine in any vintage... and in 2016, it has delivered on every level. The Coleraine has kept it's trademark Paulliac/Saint-Julien flavour profile - coming across like a New World take on Chateau Latour.

Brilliant magenta, Coleraine ’16 entices with concentrated rose syrup, fresh, fragrant raspberry, wild strawberry, ripe plum, thyme and cedar. Offering superb depth and complexity, Coleraine ’16 is defined by a precise, laser-edge of pure, bright, red fruit. Framed by tight acid and silky tannins, all this extends elegantly into an exquisite and super-fine crescendo, giving exceptional length and finesse to the wine. It is easy to see just why this wine is held in such high regard!

Approachable now with a long decant, the Coleraine 2016 will cellar beautifully for the next 15-20 years.

Each parcel of grapes was destemmed before a traditional warm, plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to predominately new French oak barrels for 18 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The separate wines were blended then egg white fined during their second winter in barrel. The finished wine was then bottled in December 2017.

Winemaker: Phil Brodie
Appellation: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Accolades:
- 97pts, Wine Front
- 97pts, Wine Orbit
- 18.5+/20pts, Raymond Chan
- 4.5/5 Stars, Vivino Rating

Grapes: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vineyard: Te Mata Special Character Zone, Hawkes Bay
Cooperage: 18 months in new French oak
ABV: 13.5%
Drink: 2018-2035

About the winery

Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognised wines exclusively from its Hawke's Bay vineyards.

Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly 30 years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines, including famous labels such as Coleraine. As New Zealand’s oldest winery, Te Mata has an enviable reputation for quality, a rich history and the wines are seond to none. Their attention to detail is apparent in the glass, where the highest levels of both quality and pleasure are achieved.

About the vineyard

Hawke’s Bay is a very special place for making wine. Its range of slopes, plains and climatic differences, coupled with low humidity and ample ultra-violet light, give winemakers a comprehensive toolkit to showcase their skills. Soils are young and derived from the gravels, silt and sands left behind as the three main rivers of Hawke’s Bay changed course over thousands of years.

Te Mata Estate has five vineyards totalling 15 hectares on the free draining soils of the Havelock Hills north-facing slopes. First planted in the 1890s, this area produces wines with balance, power and elegance, so Te Mata Estate's wines are from some of the oldest and very finest vineyards in New Zealand - and Coleraine comes from the very best of these. In 1996 the Havelock Hills area was recognized for the significance of its natural and viticultural heritage when it was designated the Te Mata Special Character Zone - the only vineyard in NZ to receive this unique accolade!

About the winemaker

Te Mata's Head Winemaker, Phil Brodie, doesn't have a long resumé - but the quality is impressive. After qualifying top of his year, he went to work in France. Following a chance meeting in a bar he ended up working for (and learning from) a winemaking legend - the great Theirry Brouin at Clos des Lambreys - one of the greatest Burgundy vineyards

fter his second vintage Theirry suggested that he try his hand at making red wines, perhaps working for a friend in Bordeaux ... and so Phil suddenly found himself making wine at the wonderful Bordeaux 1er Grand Cru Classe Chateau MargauxHe spent another three years there, helping make the legendary 1989 and 1990 vintages.

On his return to NZ in 1992, John Buck made him an offer he couldn't refuse, after all, you don't find that kind of experience every day! Naturally Phil had no hesitation in accepting - and the wines of Te Mata have reached astronomical heights of quality under his skilled hand.

 

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97 Points - Gary Walsh
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A head-spinning array of violet, red and black fruits, gentle spiced biscuit oak, olive and lead pencil. It’s medium-bodied, succulent, yet firm, with toothsome tannin, a beautiful mouth-perfume, black tea and small just ripe berries, and a finish where freshness, vibrancy and tannin push the wine very long. A classic vintage, stunning wine, precision."

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97 Points - Sam Kim
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This superstar label delivers precision, purity and poise with this latest offering. Exhibiting scintillating clarity together with seductive complexity, the bouquet shows red/dark fruit, game, cigar, cedar and violet notes on the nose. The palate is concentrated and focused with stunning fruit weight and intensity, superbly structured by loads of fine, chalky tannins. The wine offers great presence on the palate, and delivers perfect line, length and balance." 

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"Structured and serious with faint sage and mixed dried flowers. Red and black currants, blackberries and dried herbs. Some menthol and cedar. The future is bright for this one.4.5/5 Stars

"One of the great vintages of Coleraine"  5/5 Stars

 

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