Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate is one of the few New Zealand wineries with roots in the nineteenth century. The estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognized wines exclusively from its Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Well-chosen sites and a generous climate underpin Hawke’s Bay’s quality reputation as a wine-growing region. Large enough to be well-resourced but small enough to concentrate on detail, Te Mata produce eleven wines from classical vineyard areas; with their complexity, structure and balance these wines reward careful cellaring through continued evolution in bottle.
Deep magenta with an onyx-dark core, Bullnose 2018 has an immediate rich aroma of cinnamon, lavender, ultra-ripe raspberry and black cherry. Lush with plum and boysenberry, the palate has immense depth and is interwoven with black liquorice, spice and velvety chocolate tannins. A deep delight, replete in detail, the 2018 has a classically beautiful Bullnose purity with power, a sumptuous dark heart, and a long, structured, elegant finish.