An elegant, punchy wine with seductive aromas of fresh fruits. Thanks to the subtle balance of freshness and richness it can be enjoyed young. An assortment of charcuterie, red meat grilled or cooked in a sauce like a spring lamb stew, a platter of aged cheeses.
The 2014 harvest was carried out from September 27th to October 20th. The grapes were gently destemmed and poured into tanks where they underwent alcoholic fermentation at 22-24ºC to preserve the varietal aromas. Alcoholic fermentation and subsequent maceration lasted 10-12 days all in all. The wine then underwent malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Once completed, the wine was poured into barrels of American oak where it remained for 3 months before bottling.
San Millán is made from destemmed and crushed grapes left to macerate for 12 days at lower than usual temperatures in order to reveal the subtleness and elegance of this young wine, and bring out the fruitiness and freshness of the Tempranillo. It is then aged in barrels of American oak for 4 months to give this wine roundness and sweet aromas of vanilla and its balanced mouthfeel.
Masdeu is a wine from a single vineyard, one of the oldest vineyards of Scala Dei that the Carthusian monks were already working. In its elaboration, the way of working and the ancestral winemaking techniques that had disappeared in Priorat have been recovered, such as fermentation and refining in cement presses and tanks. It is one of the wines with which we intend to show the different faces of the Garnacha in Scala Dei, depending on its height, soil and processing.
The vineyard is planted both with Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, and is located in Marlborough’s Southern Valley sub region, the Waihopai Valley. Extremes in climate variance between day and night along with heavy clay soils produce pure and concentrated fruit flavours with outstanding structure and balance. Fruit grown on the Somerset vineyard has elegantly lifted aromatics and a depth of minerality contributing to the structure and texture of our wines.
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate's own vineyards, the estate vineyard wines represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke's Bay origin. ink-dark scarlet, with flashes of cherry-red, and an immediate floral presence of fresh boysenberry, redcurrants, cardamom, and Earl Grey tea. A silky, soft palate interwoven with generous, ripe, red berry fruit balances a beguiling background of smoke, cinnamon and gentle tannin. Energetic, full-flavoured and expressive.