Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '99

Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc '16

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 1999

1999 Cape Crest has a light lemon green colour, a pronounced aroma of feijoa, lime and fennel and the pouilly-fumé ‘gunflint’ character. The palate carries through the ripe fruit flavours and is crisp and dry.

1999 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc has the potential to develop and intensify in bottle for 2-4 years from harvest.

Served cool it is an ideal partner for seafood, white meat and Chinese food, as well as being a lovely aperitif.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.25
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.7g/l
Alcohol: 13.7%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

The grapes was destemmed and crushed, drained, cold settled, then all fermented and aged in barrel until November when it was bottled.

Vineyards

The fruit for ’99 Cape Crest was hand harvested between the 8th and the 13th March 1999.

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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