Tasting Notes 2011
Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 has a pale lemon colour with green lights. Lifted aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit, pear and lime carry through to a refreshing palate with a fine mineral texture and long, balanced finish.
Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 is best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine or with salads, seafood dishes, and lightly spiced Asian foods. It can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.2g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
With sauvignon blanc grapes of such quality, minimal winemaking means the finer aromatics and flavours are preserved. At the winery, the grapes were simply chilled, gently pressed and the juice cold settled before cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
The fruit for Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 was harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe vineyard between 15 and 20 March. Woodthorpe’s warm microclimate and free draining soils produce sauvignon blanc with ripe fruit characters, balanced by fresh acidity without the need for residual sugar.
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines are blended to represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage and Hawke’s Bay origin.