Te Mata `Cape Crest` Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL), Hawke's Bay, NZ.

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Overview

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

Cape Crest is a ripe, concentrated expression of barrel-fermented sauvignon blanc, blended with small amounts of semillon and sauvignon gris. Cape Crest was first made in 1984, as a single vineyard wine but from 1993 it has been a blend of wines from our two adjacent Western Hastings vineyards. Whilst generally enjoyed when young and fresh Cape Crest can, when well cellared, develop and intensify in bottle over a 2-5 year time frame.

Region:
NZ - Hawke's Bay
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Cape Crest ’11 is absolutely lovely.

Colour

It has a pale lemon colour.

Aroma

Great aromas of white flowers, pears, and buttered toast.

Palate

The palate has passionfruit and lime, with a hint of brûlée and an extended crispness.

Cellaring

Cape Crest 2011 will continue to evolve in bottle for five years from harvest.

Food Matching

A wonderful match with rich seafood and poultry dishes.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Hawke's Bay
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13%

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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