Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '92

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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 1992

1992 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc has an aroma of nectarines and herbs, and a long, slightly smoky, dry finish.

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

The breadth of flavour of this wine enables it to partner smoked fish and delicatessen foods, as well as white meats in creamy sauces.

Winemaking

Some of the fruit is crushed and drained while the balance is whole cluster pressed.

Two-thirds of the juice is cold tank fermented; the remaining one-third is fermented in a mixture of new and older French oak.

Following racking and ageing the components are blended prior to bottling in early October.

Vineyards

Hand harvesting takes place in mid-April.

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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