Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '95

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc '17

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 1995

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 1995 has a golden, green colour, an aroma of citrus fruits and herbs such as fennel and cardamom, and a ripe, rich palate of gooseberry and melon.

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 1995 is an ideal accompaniment to smoked seafoods and meats, as well as the more mildly spiced Asian foods.

It has the ability to develop in bottle for one to three years.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.19
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.5g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

The grapes were destemmed, crushed, cold drained and settled, and then half the juice was fermented in new and older barrels and the remainder in tank. Following barrel ageing and final blending the wine was bottled in late September.

Vineyards

The hand harvested grapes for Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 1995 came into the winery at the end of March.

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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