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.
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.
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.
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.