TE MATA CAPE CREST SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

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TE MATA CAPE CREST SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017 is available to buy in increments of 1
86% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Sémillon, 3% Sauvignon Gris
Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Palest lemon green, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc ’17 is all about texture, refreshment and refinement. Grapefruit and lime juice on the nose, with notes of white flowers, quince and cardamom, the wine expands into fennel, currants, elderflower, pears, honey and sweet nectarine on the palate. Ripe sub-tropical fruit is balanced by a long, dry finish with a crisp edge and floral, delicate lift.

TThe separate parcels were each destemmed and lightly crushed, then cooled before a brief period of skin contact. Following pressing and cold-settling, they were run to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels for fermentation. The resulting wines were aged on lees, with regular stirring, for a further nine months before blending in January 2018. The blend was returned to tank for further maturation on fine lees, before fining and bottling. Cape Crest ’17 is a blend of 86% sauvignon blanc, 11% semillon and 3% sauvignon gris."
4 Stars & 18.0/20 Raymond Chan, March 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright pale straw colour, very light on the edge. This has a soft and gently voluminous nose with good depth of nectarines, greengages and green stonefruits forming an attractive array with nutty and spicy oak in the background. The inputs are harmonious. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features flavours of nectarines, gooseberries, green stonefruits and fresh herbs along with creamy and nutty barrel-ferment notes and nuances of spice. This has depth and the flavours are mouthfilling, and the palate ie enlivened by bright acidity. A classic ‘Cape Crest’ on the elegant side. 5 years ahead easily. Hand-picked fruit, a blend of 86% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon and 3% Sauvignon Gris, the fruit given some skin contact and fully barrel-fermented to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months on lees in 30% new French oak barrels, the wine undergoing batonnage."


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