Estate Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc '03

Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc '17

Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc consistently displays the characteristics of full ripeness; intense citrus and floral aromas, with concentrated lime and passionfruit on a long, fine palate.

$19.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2003

Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc 2003 has a pale straw colour. It displays aromas of lime zest, with hints of nectarine and kiwifruit, leading to a crisp dry palate accentuating the nectarine character. The finish is long and elegant with crisp acidity.

Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed chilled, as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to fresh garden salads, seafood, lightly spiced and Asian dishes.

It is released ready to drink and will continue to improve in bottle for 12 – 18 months from harvest.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.32
Total acidity as tartaric:7.0g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

The selected bunches were gently handled to release a crisp, clear juice, this was then fermented to dryness at cold temperatures to retain the fruit characters and freshness. The new wine was then racked off lees before ageing for three months. It was then fined and bottled in August 2003.

Vineyards

The grapes for Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc 2003 were hand harvested between the 14th March and 3rd April.

Origin

Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines are blended to represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage and Hawke’s Bay origin.

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