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2000 Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc


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Original Te Mata Tasting Note

2000 Cape Crest has a pale lemon/straw colour, aromas of pear, fennel and toast flowing into a palate with similar flavours and a sustained dry finish. 2000 Cape Crest has the potential to develop and intensify in bottle for 3 to 5 years and will take on a toasty character with age. It is an ideal aperitif, served cool, or will partner dishes such as Caesar salad, smoked fish or chicken and lightly spiced Asian food.

Technical Analysis at bottling:

pH 3.24

Total acidity as tartaric 7.1gpl

Alcohol 14.%

Residual Sugar Dry




100% sauvignon blanc


Te Awanga


2 to 4 years +

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Original Winemaking Note

Cape Crest '00

The grapes were destemmed and crushed, drained and cold settled, and then all fermented and aged in barrel until the finished wine was bottled in December.


Te Awanga

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.

The grapes for 2000 Cape Crest were hand harvested between the 21st and 24th March 2000.

Licence Number 29/OFF/032/20: Exp Feb 2023

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