Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021

 

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Te Mata
Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021
  • Vintage : 2021
  • Country : New Zealand
  • Region : Hawkes Bay
  • Subregion
  • Type : White
  • Style Medium Bodied Aromatic Dry
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Experts Score Vintage
WE Wine Enthusiast 91 2020
RP Robert Parker 89 2018
WS Wine Spectator 89 2016
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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.

Tasting Notes:
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.

Today, the estate comprises 250ha, with 150ha under vine, and produces 40000 cases exclusively from these plantings. Two thirds of the production is Cabernets/Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah. Te Mata Estate Winery originated as part of Te Mata Station, a large pastoral land-holding established by English immigrant John Chambers in 1854. John's third son, Bernard had the original vision for wine production and planted grape vines on three parcels of hillside land above the homestead,… Read more

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 91 Points (2020)
This Hawke’s Bay wine from historic Te Mata winery is a few bucks more than your average New Zealand SB. It’s worth every penny. With depth and balance, it opens with notes of lime zest, fresh peach, beeswax, bell pepper and heaps of dried green herbs. Roll this around on your tongue for a while and savor all those fruity, herbal flavors rumbling around amid a chalky mouthfeel and crisp acidity. It’s very young still but a few more months in the bottle should settle it down nicely.

Robert Parker (RP) : 89 Points (2018)
A blend of tank-fermented and aged fruit from several subregions, the 2018 Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc features grapefruit and guava notes, medium body and a plump, round mouthfeel. It turns crisp on the finish, adding a bit of phenolic grip and finishing fully dry.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 89 Points (2016)
Grassy, with a fresh green note to the crisp lemon-lime, grapefruit and green apple flavors, finishing with an intense, lean, minerally streak. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.

Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016
Te Mata Bullnose Syrah 2016
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RP
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BC
96
WE
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JS
97
RP
94
WE
96
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Te Mata
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RP
91
The individual parcels of each variety, from each plot, were de-stemmed before a traditional warm fermentation, followed by extended maceration on skins. The resulting wines were pressed, returned…
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RP
90
JS
90
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22,90 €
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Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Reviewed by Wine Enthusiast 24-03-2022 . Score: 4.5