Te Mata `Cape Crest` Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (12x750mL), Hawkes Bay.

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A barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc with concentrated characters of pears, lime and toast with a lingering finish. Cape Crest can be enjoyed upon release and develops a mid-palate richness with 2-3 years cellaring.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

Full of personality and complexity together with capacity to develop beautifully in the bottle. It’s concentrated and finely textured with lovely fruit intensity and bright acidity.Rating 90 -93, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (11/JUL/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


Cape Crest ’10 has a pale golden green colour.


The wine shows lovely guava, nectarine and honey aromas.


The fresh palate displays ripe nectarine and strawberry flavours, with mineral notes to its long, complex finish.

Cellaring Potential

Cape Crest ’10 will continue to evolve in bottle for five years from harvest.

Food Matching

A wonderful match with rich seafood and poultry dishes.

Wine Background

Cape Crest and its gannet symbol refer to Cape Kidnappers, the southern point of Hawke Bay, home to the world’s largest mainland colony of these remarkable marine birds.

Vintage Condition

The 2010 vintage has produced an exceptional Cape Crest. The fully ripe grapes were hand harvested from individual plots within Te Mata Estate’s vineyards between 22 and 26 March 2010.

Winemaking Note

The separate parcels were each destemmed and lightly crushed, then cooled before a brief period of skin contact. Following pressing and cold-settling, they were run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines were aged on lees, with regular stirring, for a further eight months before blending, fining and bottling in December 2010. Cape Crest ’10 is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon, and 4% Sauvignon Gris.

NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890s. It is a New Zealand family-owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand.

Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels such as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and, launched in 2009, Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines.

Te Mata Estate makes wines from hand-harvested grapes from its own vineyards. These vineyards are all located in Hawkes Bay (within 40 minutes drive of the winery) and under the direct control of Te Mata Estate’s viticultural team.

Total land area: 600 acres (240 hectares). Total planted vineyard area: 300 acres (120 hectares).

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