Following destemming and crushing, the wine was cold drained and settled. One third of the juice was barrel fermented in new and one year old oak; the remainder was fermented in stainless steel. The wine was bottled in late September.
1994 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc
Original Te Mata Tasting Note
1994 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc has a green gold colour, an aroma of spice, cedar and fennel, and a broad, soft flavour of figs and integrated smoky oak. It has the development potential of 12-36 months from harvest. It best accompanies savoury and spicy foods, with gentle Asian influences, plus well seasoned seafood, poultry and white meats.
Total acid as Tartaric 8.3 gpl
100% sauvignon blanc
3 to 7 years +
Original Winemaking Note
Cape Crest '94
Cape Crest and its gannet symbol refer to Cape Kidnappers, the southern point of Hawke Bay, home to the world’s largest mainland colony of these remarkable marine birds.
1994 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc was hand harvested in mid April.
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