Te Mata Estate makes some fantastic vintages. Last year we recommended the Coleraine ’21, and it has since subsequently sold out (according to their site right now).
Available March 1st is the Coleraine ’22, which according to early reviews maintains the prestige of its predecessor. Critic Huon Hooke of The Real Review, suggests that “Coleraine ’22 has tremendous persistence and wonderful structure. A great wine, that will richly reward long-term cellaring.”
The Coleraine has always been a prestige piece for Te Mata, showcasing the greatness of their cabernet sauvignon on display at the highest level since the legendary ’82, the inaugural Coleraine. The ultimate statement of Te Mata’s multi-vineyard, sub-regional blending philosophy, Coleraine represents the natural harmony between cabernet vines and the soil and climate of Hawke’s Bay. Cabernet sauvignon dominant, supported by merlot and cabernet franc, Coleraine is recognised as one of the world’s great wines and a key chapter in the ever-growing New Zealand fine wine story.
The Coleraine ’22 is a very special vintage as it coincides with Te Mata’s celebration of a half-century in business. New Zealand’s wine industry is a young one, but we easily hold our own against the old country. With the steady hands of John Buck, Michael Bennett (winemaker) and Michael Morris to present day – Nick Buck, Phil Brodie (winemaker) and Alastair Morris Te Mata has been a part of that story.
To be the first to pick up a bottle when it releases and to stay up to date and get invited to exclusive events from Te Mata you should definitely join their Te Mata Club here.