Refreshingly fine and floral, with an elegance and tropical lift that is pure Hawke’s Bay, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’17 is a wine of immense appeal.
Palest lemon in the glass, it shimmers with fresh lime, grapefruit, passionfruit and vanilla. Full notes of white nectarine, gooseberry and fennel on the palate are balanced by a juicy acidity and a dry, crisp finish that are the signature of this stylish wine. Sippable, sumptuous sauvignon blanc.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’17 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.3g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
With sauvignon blanc grapes of such quality, minimal winemaking means the finer aromatics and flavours are preserved. At the winery, the grapes were chilled, gently pressed, and the juice cold-settled before fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’17 were harvested between 9th March and 18th March 2017 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.
Hawke’s Bay’s warm climate and free draining soils produce sauvignon blanc with ripe fruit characters, balanced by fresh acidity, without the need for residual sugar.
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.
'Very fresh and bright with aromas of pungent passionfruit and nettles and a minerally edge. Mouthwatering, with nettles, cut-grass and fresh herbs, subtle passionfruit notes and pin-point acidity.' 17+/20 ★★★★Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, March 2018 All Reviews