Estate Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc '12

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Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc consistently displays the characteristics of full ripeness; intense citrus and floral aromas, with concentrated lime and passionfruit on a long, fine palate.

Tasting Notes 2012

Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ‘12 has a pale straw colour with green lights. Lovely aromas of lemongrass and coriander lend an exotic note to lime, passionfruit and blackcurrant leaf characters. The palate is crisp and mouth-filling, with fresh acidity providing a fine structure to a long, dry, mineral finish.

Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ‘12 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.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.5
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.2g/l
Alcohol: 13%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

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.

Vineyards

The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ‘12 were harvested from our Bridge Pa Triangle, Woodthorpe Terraces and Havelock Hills vineyards between 25 March and 23 April 2012.

The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ‘12 were harvested from our Bridge Pa Triangle, Woodthorpe Terraces and Havelock Hills vineyards between 25 March and 23 April 2012.

Origin

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.

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'A fresh racy wine with ripe tropical aromas, a delicate palate and lively, limey acidity. The big plus factor is the long dry finish.' Highly recommended
Len Sorbello, Winewise, February 2011 All Reviews