Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '00

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc '18

Since 1984, Cape Crest has developed an international following for its unique expression of New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Barrel fermented, with a touch of semillon and sauvignon gris, it is concentrated and complex with toast, citrus blossom, pear and stonefruit characters.

$29.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2000

2000 Cape Crest has a pale lemon/straw colour, aromas of pear, fennel and toast flowing into a palate with similar flavours and a sustained dry finish. 2000 Cape Crest has the potential to develop and intensify in bottle for 3 to 5 years and will take on a toasty character with age.

It is an ideal aperitif, served cool, or will partner dishes such as Caesar salad, smoked fish or chicken and lightly spiced Asian food.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.24
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.1g/l
Alcohol: 14%
Residual sugar: Dry


The grapes were destemmed and crushed, drained and cold settled, and then all fermented and aged in barrel until it was bottled in December.


The grapes for 2000 Cape Crest were hand harvested between the 21st and 24th March 2000.


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.

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