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Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Hawkes Bay

Sale price
HK$199   each
Regular price
RRP HK$350 
Multi Buy Price
HK$188  in any 6+
Multi Buy Discount Percentage
46% off rrp
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Profile

Established in 1896, Te Mata is New Zealand's oldest winery. Over the last forty years Te Mata Estate has established an internationally-recognised array of red and white wines.

Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Sémillon and 6% Sauvignon Gris, fermented and matured in French oak barriques (of which 30% were new) for 11 months, which is very much the traditional recipe for the style.

The result is a lip-smacking combo of butter, cream and spice that comes from from the oak and malolactic conversion, alongside box-fresh citric fruit and leafy notes that are the hallmarks of the variety.

Critic Awards

This vintage is as deftly crafted as the last but is more tightly wound when first opened. Give it air and only a quick chill to allow the citrus, dried tarragon, white blossoms and cream to shine. The acidity is bracing and the oak shows a bit on the palate, but overall there's beautiful length, texture and flavor depth on this well-structured wine.

Rather than the Marlborough model of gooseberries and grassiness, Te Mata's Cape Crest aligns with the Bordeaux model of dry, oak-influenced, ageworthy Sauvignon Blanc – and absolutely bears comparison with the great whites of Pessac-Léognan and Graves.

Region and Grapes

Region: Hawke's Bay
Grapes: 88% sauvignon blanc, 7% sauvignon gris and 5% semillon
ABV: 13%

Cellaring Potential

Drink now through 2030

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