The grapes for Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc ’17 were harvested between 9 and 18 March 2017 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills subregion of Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay’s warm climate 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 ﬁ ner aromatics and ﬂ avours are preserved. At the winery, the grapes were chilled, gently pressed, and the juice cold-settled before fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
TA 6.3 g/l