White dry Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc - this light refreshing wine is not aged in oak. Crop harvested in mid-March, with several vineyards, including a unique Woodthorpe (Vudsorp), an area of 210 hectares and is located on high terraces in the river valley Tutaekuri. The special microclimate and soil with good drainage provides favorable conditions for growing grapes Sauvignon Blanc. Otbrannye thoroughly cooled berries and soft pressing is carried out. Fermentation is carried out at low temperatures in stainless steel vats. This is followed by a brief excerpt of wine in neutral vessels.
- one of the oldest wineries in New Zealand, founded in 1896 in Hawke's Bay. Vineyards were planted here English immigrant John Chambers in 1892. In 1919, John sold his business, and since then begins a series of changes of owners who did not bring anything useful Te Mata. Only in 1978, when the estate buy two families - Buck and Morris, the rebirth of the economy. Being the owner of Te Mata, John Buck and his partner Michael Morris engaged in the restoration and expansion of the winery vineyards. All work in the vineyards were carried out under the guidance of oenologist Dr. Richard Smart. Later, a pupil of Richard, Larry Morgan, introduced a system of tracking the quality of the grapes, which in turn allows more quickly adjust the nuances of vinification. Those owners Mats support the ideas of innovation and not afraid of unusual that allows them to create a truly outstanding wines, so it was wine Coleraine
, produced in 1982, before the creation of which was believed that Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon in New Zealand can produce a "good wine" .
Today, Te Mata is the best winery in New Zealand, which produces 35,000 cases of wine, 60% of which - red. Robert Parker in his Wine Buyer's Guide Te Mata took to the five most prominent wine producers.