This wine is also available in a Limited Selection
Bright fresh lime in colour, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is a tropical fruit-bowl of texture and complexity. Vibrant guava and vibrant passionfruit on the nose give way to gooseberry, coriander and aniseed on the palate - rich, complex botanicals that add alluring detail to this wine. Naturally-ripe acidity gives incredible length. Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’20 is crisp, tropical, refreshing and simply stunning.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’20 can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.2g/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 ’20 were harvested between 8 and 21 March 2020 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.
Te Mata Estate - 'Te Mata justly lays claim to being the oldest commercial winery in New Zealand. They also produce two of the nation’s iconic wines, the Coleraine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc that exhibits the best characteristics of a stylish Bordeaux with ample New World power and exuberance, and the rich and elegant Elston Chardonnay. The intense and structured Te Mata Bullnose Syrah is a personal favourite, as is their light and refreshing Gamay Noir. 'Shine, John H. Isacs, Shanghai, September 2020 All Reviews