Estate Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc '16

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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.

Palest gold in the glass, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’16 delivers passionfruit, guava and lime blossom with a floral lift that is classic Te Mata Sauvignon. Crushed gooseberry on the palate with grapefruit, grape jelly, fresh lime and fine mineral notes all add up to delicate length and gorgeous concentration. Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’16 – stylish, refreshing and endlessly sippable.


Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’16 is best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine, or with salads, seafood dishes, and lightly spiced Asian foods.

Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’16 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.

Technical Analysis
pH: 3.13
Total acidity as tartaric: 5.9g/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 chilled, gently pressed, and the juice cold-settled before fermentation in stainless steel tanks. 

Vineyards
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’16 were harvested between 18th March and 21st March 2016 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle and Woodthorpe Terraces sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.

Hawke’s Bay’s warm climate and free draining soils produce sauvignon blanc with ripe fruit characters, balanced by fresh acidity, without the need for residual sugar.

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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'2013 was an outstanding vintage for New Zealand's answer to the Médoc and northern Rhône rolled into one: Hawke's Bay ... 2014 is thought of as potentially even better than the outstanding 2013.'
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