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 "Candy-apple red and edged in royal purple, Estate Gamay Noir ’21 is bursting with raspberry, Turkish delight, blueberry, wild strawberry, and ripe, black cherry. Its superfloral, red-fruit presence is balanced by subtle notes of smoke, liquorice, sandalwood, and cinnamon. A gorgeous line of bright acidity runs the length of the wine, giving incredible freshness and persistence. A supreme example, Estate Gamay Noir ’21 captivates and refreshes at the same time. Silky, stylish, and simply stunning."