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.
- NZ - Hawke's Bay
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Cape Crest ’11 is absolutely lovely.
It has a pale lemon colour.
Great aromas of white flowers, pears, and buttered toast.
The palate has passionfruit and lime, with a hint of brûlée and an extended crispness.
Cape Crest 2011 will continue to evolve in bottle for five years from harvest.
A wonderful match with rich seafood and poultry dishes.