Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '91

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc '17

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 1991

1991 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of ripe figs, herbs and fennel, underpinned by restrained cedary oak and with a broad, soft, dry finish.

It will develop in bottle for 1-4 years from harvest.

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc is wonderful with spicy and aromatic seafood and poultry dishes, as well as pork.

Winemaking

Cape Crest 1991 is one hundred per cent sauvignon blanc, hand harvested, whole cluster pressed then fermented; two thirds in tank and one-third in a mixture of new and old oak.

The wine is then blended and further aged until bottling in early October.

Vineyards

Cape Crest is small vineyard of 3.5 acres just inland from Te Awanga on the Hawkes Bay coast in the direction of Cape Kidnappers.

Origin

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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