Te Mata Estate was established in 1896 and remains family-owned, creating small batches of internationally recognised wines from their Hawkes Bay vineyards and in New Zealand’s oldest wine cellar. By 1909, it was the largest vineyard in New Zealand, winning gold medals for its Cabernet in the ‘Imperial London Exhibition’ of that year. Te Mata Estate still utilises those original three vineyards to produce its most famous wines: Coleraine, Awatea and Elston. Today, the estate is comprised of 250 hectares, of which 175 hectares are under vine. Two-thirds of this is Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah, from which the estate produces a stunning array of red and white wines.
Glowing a saturated magenta, this Syrah entices with fresh blueberry, black cherry and ripe, black plum. Hints of prune, coffee, Italian herbs, cinnamon and wood smoke all underpin the exotic nature of this ultra-modern wine. Intense and focused, this wine balances weight, power and drive, with dark fruit perfume and inky depths. Pure satisfaction. A great match for a roast leg of lamb.