Tasting Notes 2002
Cape Crest 2002 has a pale golden, green colour and has aromas of summer herbs, citrus and pears, with the smoky background of barrel fermentation leading to a full, ripe palate with length and elegance.
Cape Crest 2002 matches well with simply prepared poultry and seafood, especially where citrus and herbs are used in the cooking.
Cape Crest should continue to improve in bottle for 2-4 years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.2g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
On arrival at the winery the grapes were destemmed, crushed, cold drained and settled, then racked to 225 litre barrels for fermentation. The finished wine was bottled in December 2002.
The grapes of Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2002 were hand harvested on the 14th and 22nd March.
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.