Sauvignon Blanc

Cape Crest '01

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 2001

2001 Cape Crest has a pale golden colour with hints of green. The aroma has notes of pear, fennel and salad herbs, while the palate shows dill, pear, smoke and citrus characters, all underpinned by a toastiness that adds breadth and length to the wine.

2001 Cape Crest has the potential to develop in bottle for 2-5 years from harvest, during, which time the toastiness will further develop.

2001 Cape Crest is a lovely aperitif, and is an ideal partner to smoked seafood such as salmon.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.4
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.1g/l
Alcohol: 13%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

Following destemming and crushing the grapes were dejuiced and cold settled, and then fermented and aged in predominantly older barrels until bottling in December.

Vineyards

The sauvignon blanc grapes for 2001 Cape Crest were hand harvested between the 27th and 30th 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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