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Te Mata Estate - Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Hawke's Bay
  • Wine Maker: Peter Cowley
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Food Matching

Food Matching

Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 is best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine or with salads, seafood dishes, and lightly spiced Asian foods. It can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2011) MC: 4 Stars (2011) Misc: 18 Stars (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 has a pale lemon colour with green lights. Lifted aromas of gooseberry, passion fruit, pear and lime carry through to a refreshing palate with a fine mineral texture and long, balanced finish., leading to a long elegant finish. Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 is best served chilled, either as a refreshing pre-dinner glass of wine or with salads, seafood dishes, and lightly spiced Asian foods. It can be enjoyed immediately upon release and will continue to develop in bottle for two years from harvest.

Winery Information

Te Mata Estate

Te Mata Estate is New Zealand's oldest winery and always impresses with the sheer consistency, quality and value of its wines. Te Mata Estate originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. His third son, Bernard, influenced by the comments from visitors that the hills were suitable for grape growing, planted vines in 1892. Wine was first made from those grapes in 1896. Under the current direction of John Buck, Te Mata.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)88 pts

eRobertParker.com #197 Oct 2011 - Lisa Perrotti Brown - The 2011 Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc presents a nose of fresh pear and golden delicious apple with hints of peach blossom and fresh grass. Medium bodied with racy acidity cutting though the apple and stone fruit flavors, it has a long finish with some white pepper and ginger notes coming through.

Michael Cooper (2011)4 stars

Estate-grown at an inland site in the Dartmoor Valley, Hawke's Bay, and handled without oak, this is typically one of the region's liveliest Sauvignon Blancs. The 2010 is mouthfilling and tight, with fresh, zingy melon/lime flavours, crisp, dry and lingering. The 2011 vintage is full-bodied and ripe-tasting, with pineapple and lime flavours, dry, crisp and zesty.

Miscellaneous (2011)18 stars

Geoff Kelly Wine Reviews - "Lemon-green, an excellent colour. Bouquet is already dramatically varietal, at a careful point of ripeness bridging the gap between stone-fruited Hawke's Bay wine and capsicum-themed Marlborough. This has some sweet basil aromatics which are nearly floral, clear black passionfruit, and sautéed red capsicum fruit on bouquet. Palate is great, extending the bouquet considerably, attractive mouth feel, maybe a hint of brief lees work or a fraction of barrel-ferment, gentler acid than so many Marlborough wines, 'sauvignon-dry', thoroughly pleasant wine. This 2011 Woodthorpe seems to reflect a dramatic change of approach, more than likely a significantly reduced crop, and much more attention to ripeness parameters. On the expensive side for s/s sauvignon, but worth trying. Cellar 3 – 8 years. GK 08/11"

Vinification Notes

The fruit for Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 was harvested from Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe vineyard between 15 and 20 March. Woodthorpe’s warm microclimate and free draining soils produce sauvignon blanc with ripe fruit characters, balanced by fresh acidity without the need for residual sugar. With sauvignon blanc grapes of such quality, minimal winemaking means the finer aromatics and flavours are preserved. At the winery, the grapes were simply chilled, gently pressed and the juice cold settled before cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks.