25,50 

Includes 19% MwSt.
(34,00  / 1 L)

Out of stock

 

A wine to take off

Cape Crest and its gannet symbol refer to Cape Kidnappers, the southernmost point of Hawke’s Bay, home to the world’s largest mainland colony of these remarkable seabirds. The individual plots were each destemmed and slightly squeezed, then cooled before they had a short time with contact with the berry skins. After pressing and cold settling, they were filled into new and used French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines matured with regular stirring for another eight months on the fine yeast before they were blended. After blending the wine was returned to the tank for further maturation on the fine yeast before being clarified and bottled. The Cape Crest is a blend of 90% Sauvignon blanc, 6% Semillon and 4% Sauvignon gris.

 

And this is how the Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc tastes

The Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with tropical fruits and rich, juicy acidity. Fresh lime, gooseberry, lychee, black currant leaves and pineapple jump out of the glass. On the palate then juicy pear, ripe grapefruit, citrus blossoms and subtle fennel notes. A very complex and animating white wine, with creamy texture, hints of minerality and an impressive reverberation. Anything but a booby in a glass…

2018 Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

 

And that goes well with Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

The Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect aperitif, otherwise we enjoy it with summer salads, poultry, shellfish and white fish. With its green-grassy aromas, it is also a great partner to vegetables. Try it with green asparagus or grilled peppers.

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"From the North Island region of Hawke’s Bay, made by one of the first ambitious wine producers in New Zealand, Te Mata’s John Buck. Te Mata’s Cape Crest has been made since 1991 and nowadays is made following a recipe that’s more Bordeaux than the Loire, fermented in oak and incorporating some Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris in the blend." -Jancis Robinson, Jancis Robinson.com, May 2019

"Gently aromatic on the nose, soft and supple, offering herbal, honeyed toast and mineral nuances sustained by nicely evened acidity." -Decanter, June 2019, Highly Recommended

"Te Mata Estate Cape Crest is now one of the Fine Wines of New Zealand. The first non-Marlborough sauvignon blanc to make the Fine Wines list, Cape Crest is unlike any other New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Blended with semillon and sauvignon gris and delicious on release." -Fine Wines of New Zealand, June 2019

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