Tasting Notes 2001
2001 Cape Crest has a pale golden colour with hints of green. The aroma has notes of pear, fennel and salad herbs, while the palate shows dill, pear, smoke and citrus characters, all underpinned by a toastiness that adds breadth and length to the wine.
2001 Cape Crest has the potential to develop in bottle for 2-5 years from harvest, during, which time the toastiness will further develop.
2001 Cape Crest is a lovely aperitif, and is an ideal partner to smoked seafood such as salmon.
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.1g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
Following destemming and crushing the grapes were dejuiced and cold settled, and then fermented and aged in predominantly older barrels until bottling in December.
The sauvignon blanc grapes for 2001 Cape Crest were hand harvested between the 27th and 30th March.
Cape Crest and its gannet symbol refer to Cape Kidnappers, the southern point of Hawkes Bay, home to the world’s largest mainland colony of these remarkable marine birds.