Vinted with spring and summer drinking in mind, this charming red is brimming with juicy, fleshy flavours of ripe summer berries with supple mouthfeel and gentle tannins.
It's uncomplicated. It's not challenging. And that's the whole point. It's all about soft, easy drinking. It's a perfect wine to start an evening with. It goes wonderfully with moderately spicy dishes and can be even be served lightly chilled if you wish.
Gamay Noir is the grape of the Beaujolais region but Te Mata's version is miles away from the insipid beaujolais nouveaux wines that are normally associated with this famous French appellation. Stylistically Te Mata's version is much closer to Beaujolais Grand Cru - loaded with soft dark summer fruits and slippery, slurpy mouthfeel.
The winery writes "A bright, deep magenta, Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’20 has the immediate lifted aromas of black cherry, wild strawberry and star anise. The palate is soft and pillowy with a racing-stripe of boysenberry ripple through it. There are dark roses, raspberries, and notes of sandalwood and liquorice. Soft red and black summer fruits are balanced here by a thirst-quenching freshness. Estate Vineyards Gamay Noir ’20 overflows with deliciousness and fun. Summer in a glass."