Considered by many to be New Zealand's finest white wine, and in any conversation of the very finest Chardonnay that New Zealand produces, Mates is always approachable in its youth but has a long term proven cellar provenance. Very limited.
The winery writes "The 2021 vintage for Mate’s Vineyard continues the amazing run of vintages we have had with this vineyard. We experienced a spring frost in October 2020 and this reduced the yile across all out vineyards. The rest of the growing season was excellent and the grapes harvested in in 2021 were ripe, rich and concentrated.. The resulting wine shows the density, concertation and length that we expect from a terrific Mate’s Vineyard vintage Although still somewhat shy on the nose, with bottle age the full palette of complex aromas and bouquet of this wonderful wine will be gradually and seductively revealed."