Te Mata Estate Coleraine 2022

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Coleraine derives its name from the Coleraine vineyard, home of John and Wendy Buck of Te Mata Estate. John’s late grandfather was born in Coleraine in Northern Ireland and the name has been maintained through the family home to the wine. Originally a single vineyard wine, from 1989 Coleraine has been an assemblage of the finest wines produced from distinct plots within Te Mata Estate’s oldest vineyards on the Havelock Hills.

Coleraine ’22 was hand harvested from separate plots within Te Mata’s vineyards between 12 March and 1 April 2022.
Each parcel of grapes was destemmed before a traditional warm-plunged fermentation and extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were then run to predominately new French oak barrels for 17 months’ maturation. Throughout this time, they were regularly topped and racked. The assemblage was made in December 2022 and the finished wine was bottled in December 2023. The final blend is 84% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot and 3% cabernet franc.

Coleraine ’22 harnesses the energy and complexity of Te Mata cabernet sauvignon, on show at its highest level since the first Coleraine in 1982.The beautiful floral aromas of lavender, violet, plum and blackcurrant, are all in orbit around the wine’s dark savoury core of tightly wound graphite, nori, coffee grounds, vanilla and tobacco. The palate is intensely concentrated, with a superbright tension building freshness and precision as layer upon layer of fine polished tannins give pinpoint detail alongside signature, exacting, levels of finesse. Coleraine ‘22 is a modern reprise of what makes Coleraine iconic, a wine balancing past and future, heritage and innovation. This is a statement wine, one that lingers both on the palate and in the mind.

Te Mata release the 2022 vintage of Coleraine on March 1, 2024. Orders placed before then will be shipped as soon as we receive stock from the winery. Shipment date is likely to be March 1 or March 5.  
Orders of 6 bottles of Coleraine 2022 (or multiples thereof) will be shipped in wooden cellar six packs.



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