Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Sam Kim
SKU
TMSB201810 UCAU
$39.99 Per item
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Pale lemon with flecks of lime-green, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’18 overflows with tropical fruit and rich, succulent acidity. Aromatic notes of fresh lime, gooseberry, lychee and pineapple, give way on the palate to juicy pear, ripe grapefruit, citrus blossom and subtle char and fennel notes. A unique New Zealand sauvignon blanc style, Cape Crest ’18 is exotic, complex, long and simply saturated with ripe, fresh, lush fruit flavours. 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 in December 2018. The blend was returned to tank for further maturation on fine lees, before fining and bottling. Cape Crest ’18 is a blend of 90% sauvignon blanc, 6% semillon and 4% sauvignon gris.
Pale lemon with flecks of lime-green, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’18 overflows with tropical fruit and rich, succulent acidity. Aromatic notes of fresh lime, gooseberry, lychee and pineapple, give way on the palate to juicy pear, ripe grapefruit, citrus blossom and subtle char and fennel notes. A unique New Zealand sauvignon blanc style, Cape Crest ’18 is exotic, complex, long and simply saturated with ripe, fresh, lush fruit flavours. 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 in December 2018. The blend was returned to tank for further maturation on fine lees, before fining and bottling. Cape Crest ’18 is a blend of 90% sauvignon blanc, 6% semillon and 4% sauvignon gris.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Sam Kim

A splendid rendition of the variety: the intensely aromatic bouquet shows kaffir lime, feijoa, sweet basil and dried herb characters with a touch of almond note. The Palate is powerful and dynamic, displaying wonderful mid palate weight and vibrancy, leading to a persistent refined finish. pristine yet complex with layers of fine texture and mouth-watering flavours.