Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc 2010

2012/6/30, brunch time @MOS Burger... (許多客人側目... @_@ )


Te Mata Estate is located in the Hawkes Bay, NZ.

85% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon Gris.

Guava, green apple, mineral, creamy from the yeast, mineral, high acidity (crisp, not sharp). Not similar to typical NZ Sauvignon Blanc, more guava than patient fruit, less eucalyptus leaves note, more yeast (sur-lie and battonage) and barrel (barrel-fermented) flavors.

SY Rating: 17.5/20

The history of Te Mata Estate can be traced back to 1896. However, before Michael Morris and John Buck (both wine critics) bought this estate in 1974, Te Mata was not famous in NZ. In 1980 and 1981, Te Mata Awatea won the 1st rank in NZ wine competition, and then it leaped to fame.