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2018 Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2018 Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc

'This wine really wraps up New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in one brilliantly balanced package..'
91 points - Wine Enthusiast

$21.99 Per Bottle

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$131.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Hawke's Bay
2018
750ml
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$131.94
Hawke's Bay
2018
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
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  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • Refreshingly fine and floral, with an elegance and tropical lift that is pure Hawke's Bay, Te Mata Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc '18 is a wine of immense appeal.

  • 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.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Lemon diamond in colour, Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc '18 immediately entrances with the aroma of tropical passionfruit, mango, and honeydew melon. With notes of lifted gooseberry, lime blossom, pears and summer herbs, the palate is generous and dry, carrying effortlessly to a balanced and delicate, fine and crisp finish.

  • Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognized wines exclusively from its Hawke’s Bay vineyards. A temperate maritime climate with low rainfall, due to the rain shadow from mountains to the west, ensures Te Mata’s sites make the most of every vintage. At the heart of Te Mata Estate are the Havelock Hills Vineyards - the first legally-protected vineyards in New Zealand. Te Mata has five sites on these free draining, north-facing slopes. Soils to the east are mostly sandy loam over a sandstone base, and towards the west are sandy loam over a thin layer of clay and a silica pan. The distinctive shape of the hills is due to their comparative youth, in geological terms. At the meeting point of two tectonic plates, sandstone has been pushed up then worn away relatively quickly leaving a landscape of steep and gentle slopes, and terraces ideal for grape-growing. Under vine for over 120 years, and including some of the oldest grape growing sites in New Zealand, the Havelock Hills are protected for their distinct character, special ambience and unique viticultural heritage.

  • 91 POINTS

    WINE ENTHUSIAST


    This wine really wraps up New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in one brilliantly balanced package: Nettles nestle next to grapefruit; tomato leaf lingers beside guava; lime and pineapple perch alongside dried green herbs. Crisp, prickly acidity slices through a chalky texture that feels like stones baking in the sun.