Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '93

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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 1993

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 1993 is a dry white wine with a golden/green colour, an aroma of figs, smoke and vanilla, and a full crisp palate with flavours of toast.

It will be at its peak at between one and three years from harvest.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.37
Total acid as tartaric: 8.3g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Residual sugar: 12%

Winemaking

The grapes are destemmed and crushed, the juice is drained, settled and then one-third is fermented in a mixture of new and older oak barrels. The remainder is fermented in stainless steel. The wine was blended and bottled in early October.

Vineyards

The grapes are destemmed and crushed, the juice is drained, settled and then one-third is fermented in a mixture of new and older oak barrels. The remainder is fermented in stainless steel. The wine was blended and bottled in early October.

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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