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.
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.
Hand harvesting takes place in mid-April.
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.