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.
2020 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Te Mata Tasting Note
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.
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 '20
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’20 were harvested between 26 February and 5 March 2020 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-region 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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