Our new release wines are a beautiful range selected from the most recent 2019 vintage, plus a few older vintages that we barrel age and then release when they are perfectly formed and ready to drink, or to cellar.
The highest scoring wine of the bunch, is our 2018 vintage Oke. This sublime barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc is consistently our most acclaimed wine, vintage after vintage. Here, Sam Kim calls this wine 'A stunning rendition of the variety... A magnificent alternative style'. We'll take that!
Read on to see how the rest of our new release wines scored:
te Pā 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Oke: 95 points & 5 stars
A stunning rendition of the variety, this is complex and intensely aromatic on the nose showing grapefruit, kaffir lime, Gala apple, oatmeal and flinty characters. The palate is equally impressive and engaging with outstanding concentration and depth, wonderfully supported by fine texture and bright acidity. A magnificent alternative style.
te Pā 2017 Pinot Noir: 94 points & 5 stars
Wonderfully fruited and fragrant, the wine shows dark cherry, spiced plum, vanilla, thyme and cake spice notes on the nose, followed by a succulent palate that’s beautifully weighted and persistent. It’s splendidly elegant and refined with a lengthy silky finish.
te Pā 2019 Riesling: 94 points & 5 stars
Offering gorgeous fruit purity and elegance, the wine shows white flesh nectarine, lemon peel, crunchy apple and white floral aromas on the nose, leading to a juicy palate that is beautifully focused and lingering. It is delicate yet persistent with a lovely mouth-watering finish.
2019 Sauvignon Blanc: 94 points & 5 stars
Fabulously fruited and intensely expressed, the wine shows passionfruit, kiwifruit, jalapeno and lemon peel aromas on the nose with a touch of musky complexity. The palate delivers excellent concentration and power backed by fine texture and bright acidity, making it hugely appealing.
te Pā 2019 Pinot Gris: 93 points & 5 stars
This is beautifully fruited and fragrant on the nose showing apricot, fresh pear and blossom aromas with a hint of spice. It’s succulent and flavoursome on the palate with lovely mid-palate weight and flow, finishing long and textural.
te Pā 2018 Chardonnay: 93 points & 5 stars
Beautifully composed and styled, the wine shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, lemon zest and nougat characters on the nose with nuances of roasted cashew and spice. It’s succulent, rounded and creamy on the palate, delivering lovely fruit intensity together with elegant oak infusion, finishing long and satisfying.
te Pā 2019 Rose : 91 points & 5 Stars
Elegant and delicately fruited, the inviting bouquet shows raspberry, nectarine, crunchy apple and lemon zest aromas, leading to a finely textured palate that’s juicy and pristine. It’s light and vibrant with a lengthy crisp finish.
Our team is delighted and proud to share these new scores, and we are looking forward to hearing from our customers once they try these delicious wines. If you would like to stock or purchase any of these fantastic, high scoring wines, please get in touch with us directly, and we will connect you with the distribution partner for your country or region.