2019 Te Mata Cape Crest Sauvignon / Semillon

94 Points Cameron Douglas MS
In stock
A full-flavoured and complex Sauvignon blanc from the Hawkes Bay. Always a stand-out example in a style that we should produce more, the Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc sees some influence from barrel aging -- as well as a small amount of Semillon and Sauvignon Gris in the blend -- to produce a fresh but broad expression of the grape. A unique and compelling wine for this price!
$28.99 in mixed 6+ or $32.99 per bottle


86% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Semillon and 6% Sauvignon Gris

Its Origins

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. The estate was purchased by the Buck and Morris families in the mid 70's, who were influenced by the great wines of France, with Peter Cowley coming on as winemaker in 1984. Peter and viticulturist Larry Morgan have moved the estate into high-quality, self-reflective, low yield winemaking with a focus on sustainable farming. Although Te Mata are mainly known now for the Coleraine, the Bullnose Syrah was called the New World's best red by Steven Spurrier.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier

"A captivating bouquet with its distinctive barrel ferment attack, fruits aromas of grapefruit, apples, pears and peach. Lees adds a complexity and harmony as well as complexity. Crisp, refreshing and dry. There's a mix of dried herb and spice as well as fresh herb. Lovely textures with a fine lees and fruit tannin layers. Delicious, fresh and lengthy. Best drinkning from today and through 2025+."

94/100 Bob Campbell MW

"From the Bridge Pa Triangle subregion. Includes 15% of semillon and sauvignon gris. It's 100% barrel fermented with a year in oak. Attractively textural sauvignon blanc with oyster-shell, mineral, grapefruit, and nectarine flavours. An exquisite, mouth-puckering wine with cellaring potential 03 FEB 2021." Drink 2021 - 2025

94+/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh

"One of the most individual offerings in the world of wine. Low cropping vineyards, with a small percentage of Semillon and Sauvignon Gris in the mix. 30% new French oak. As wild and unfettered as ever. Pineapple, lime, aniseed, capsicum, cinnamon spice and smoky flinty happy-kid-cap-gun stuff floating about. Light to medium bodied, glossy and slick, but flinty and smoky, with juicy tropical fruit and crisp snow pea snappiness. It’s precise, energetic, and finishes very long. Delivers the goods, and has it large at the same time." Drink 2020 - 2028

Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Region Hawkes Bay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH



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