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Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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Radiating a mesmerising white-gold hue adorned with shimmering green lights, Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc bursts with its signature perfume – vibrant concentrated nectarine, grapefruit and lime zest with lemongrass, guava and subtle toast notes. The attack broadens into ripe stone fruit and herbal seasoning, developing remarkable richness across the length of the palate. A balanced weight and crystalline acidity add to the immense fruit concentration and long savoury, saline finish. An embodiment of excellence.

  • Winery: Te Mata Estate
  • Varietal: 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 7% Sauvignon Gris, 5% Semillon
  • Region: Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2022
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing
  • Food pairing: Chicken, turkey; white fish, shrimp, lobster; feta & goat cheeses; citrus & light cream sauces

Since 1984, Cape Crest has developed an International following for its unique expression of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel fermented with touches of Semillon and Pinot Gris, it is concentrated and complex with toast, citrus blossom, pear and stonefruit characters. Listed in the 2019 Fine Wines of New Zealand list.

A moreish and well balanced New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes Bay. Perfect for warm Spring and Summer days. Buy right here and get delivered direct to your door, we deliver nationwide.

Te Mata Estate was originally part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant, John Chambers, in 1854. A homestead and stables were built on the property in the early 1870’s. After returning from France, John Chamber’s third son, Bernard, had the idea to plant vineyards on the north-facing hills around Havelock North. In 1892, Bernard Chambers planted vines on three parcels of hillside land above the homestead and began converting the original stables to ferment and mature these first Te Mata Estate Wines. Today, Te Mata Estate still uses those same three vineyards. The Chambers family sold the property in 1919. Te Mata Vineyards (TMV) was established and the property had two other owners until it was acquired by the Buck and Morris families in 1974 - the two families behind the modern interpretation of this historic New Zealand estate. 

Hawke’s Bay is a very special place for making wine. Its range of slopes, plains and climatic differences, coupled with low humidity and ample ultra-violet light, give winemakers a comprehensive toolkit to showcase their skills. Soils are young and derived from the gravels, silt and sands left behind as the three main rivers of Hawke’s Bay changed course over thousands of years. Te Mata Estate was established here in 1896, specialising in high-quality wines of classical style. Every step in the production of Te Mata's wines are undertaken by them, from grape growing and pruning through to winemaking and bottling. Te Mata Estate is committed to improving its performance in terms of environmental, social and economic sustainability through the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme and was one of the first to be accredited in 1995. According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Te Mata Estate is one of "New Zealand’s greatest wineries". 

  • 95/100 Points & 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (2020 vintage)
  • 5 Stars - Michael Cooper, The Listener (2020 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points & 4 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2020 vintage)


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