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Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc

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What sets Hawkes Bay Sauvignon Blanc (like this one) apart from it's siblings from Marlborough you ask? Extra richness is the answer, the grapes riper and less herbaceous and grassy flavoured than those from the South Island, making for more mouthfilling wines like this Woodthorpe.

Winemaker's Notes

Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc ‘11 has a pale lemon colour with green lights. Lifted aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit, pear and lime carry through to a refreshing palate with a fine mineral texture and long, balanced 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.

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Te Mata Estate Woodthorpe Sauvignon Blanc

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Michael Cooper (2011 Vintage) says
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.
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
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.
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Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Super-bright and lively, with nothing over the top, this gives an impression of clean-cut freshness and verve. Nice, tangy tropical fruit, passionfruit and gentle lime juice mix nicely on the palate. There's a chalky texture, too, and a crisp, clean finish. Very nice!
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
Estate-grown at an inland site in the Dartmoor Valley of Hawke's Bay, the 2007 vintage was handled entirely in tanks and released in May, only two months after the harvest. Pungently aromatic, with slight 'sweaty armpit' aromas, it has sweet-fruit delights, intense passionfmit/lime flavours, a slightly minerally streak and a bone-dry finish. Full of character, it offers great value.
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Michael Cooper (2006 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Crown at the company's inland Woodthorpe Terraces vineyard, in the Dartmoor Valley of Hawke's Bay, the 2004 vintage was handled entirely in tanks and fermented to dryness. Ripely scented, with good body and depth of passionfru it/lime flavours, it's an appetisingly crisp wine, very fresh and lively.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
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