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 finished wines received three months’ maturation before blending, fining, then bottling, in late September 2014.
2014 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
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Te Mata Tasting Note
This is Hawke’s Bay sauvignon blanc in a class of its own. A brilliant pale straw colour with gold lights, an aroma of lime and exotic tropical fruit gives way to a succulent palate of ripe gooseberry, clover honey, passionfruit, currants and citrus. The finish is long, generous and finely balanced with a touch of lemon honey.
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.
100% sauvignon blanc
Havelock Hills, Woodthorpe Terraces
1 to 3 years +
Estate Sauvignon Blanc '14
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’14 were harvested between 4 and 11 March 2014 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle and Woodthorpe Terraces sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.
All Te Mata Estate wines are grown in the same vineyards, made by the same people, and are all bottled onsite at the winery established in 1896. Estate wines are varietally-driven, representing the finest expression of Te Mata’s Hawke’s Bay vineyard sites.
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