Tasting Notes 2008
Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘08 has a pale, green lemon colour and the fresh fruity aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit and gooseberry. The juicy palate features ﬂavours, of pear juice, lime and feijoa and has a long ﬁ ne ﬁnish.
Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘08 is best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine or partnered with salads, soups, seafood dishes, grilled vegetables and lightly spiced Asian foods. It will continue to evolve in bottle for two years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.6g/l
Residual sugar: Nil
With sauvignon blanc grapes of this quality, less winemaking means more aromatics and ﬂavour are preserved. So, at the winery the grapes were simply chilled, gently pressed and the juice cold settled before cool fermentation to dryness in stainless steel tan.
The fruit for Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘08 was harvested exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe vineyard between 10 and 19 March 2008. Woodthorpe’s warm, dry climate produces a wine with fresh, exuberant New Zealand sauvignon blanc fruit with no reliance on residual sugar and at modest alcohol levels.
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.