Refreshingly fine and floral, with an elegance and tropical lift that is pure Hawke’s Bay, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 is a wine of immense appeal.
Lemon diamond in colour, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 immediately entrances with the aroma of tropical passionfruit, mango, and honeydew melon. With notes of lifted gooseberry, lime blossom, pears and summer herbs, the palate is generous and dry, carrying effortlessly to a balanced and delicate, fine and crisp finish.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’18 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.8g/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 ’18 were harvested between 6th and 22nd March 2018 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.
Sauvignon Blanc '18 - 'Bright, fresh and inviting, the bouquet shows grapefruit, feijoa, kiwifruit and lime peel aromas, leading to a tasty palate that is juicy and lively. Pristine fruit flavours and fine texture, brilliantly structured by lively acidity, leading to a delightfully long crisp finish.' 91 points, 4.5 starsWine Orbit, Sam Kim, November 2018 All Reviews