Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '94

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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 1994

1994 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc has a green gold colour, an aroma of spice, cedar and fennel, and a broad, soft flavour of figs and integrated smoky oak.

It has the development potential of 12-36 months from harvest.

It best accompanies savoury and spicy foods, with gentle Asian influences, plus well seasoned seafood, poultry and white meats.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.2
Total acid as tartaric: 8.3g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

Following destemming and crushing, the grapes were cold drained and settled. One third of the juice was barrel fermented in new and one year old oak; the remainder was fermented in stainless steel. The wine was bottled in late September.

Vineyards

1994 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc was hand harvested 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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