Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2016


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £110.46

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Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - A round and silky wine, with fragrant peach aromas, layered with notes of popcorn, toasted hazelnut and smoky nuances. Nectarine, ripe grapefruit and biscuit notes on the palate lead to a long, elegant finish.

Awards
Silver Outstanding, IWSC,
2017
Silver, IWC, 2017

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Full bodied rich and complex. White peach, guava and
a touch of toasty cinnamon with an elegant, long finish.
Producer Note
Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first
planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Family Estate
in 1994. They own 160 hectares of vineyard in 10 different Marlborough locations
chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual "terroir" and ability to produce
top quality grapes. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive expertise in viticulture with
the talent of one of New Zealand's leading winemaking teams led by Hamish Clark.
Since 1994, when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the
name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record
continues today. This is a sentiment shared by Bob Campbell MW, who says “Saint
Clair now makes the country’s and perhaps the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc”.
Vineyard
The grapes were sourced primarily from Saint Clair’s vineyards in Marlborough’s
Omaka Valley where a combination of warm days, cool nights and clay based soils
contribute to greater retention of fruit flavours. The fruit is a blend of Chardonnay
clones, predominantly Mendoza and Burgundian Clone 95. The vines were
monitored carefully during ripening and hand harvested at optimum flavour maturity
and physiological ripeness.
Winemaking
The fruit was carefully hand-picked and whole bunch pressed. The must was barrel
fermented in American oak (50% new, 25% second fill, 25% third fill), using selected
yeast strains. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees for 10
months with regular stirring. Only the best barrels from each batch were selected to
use in the final blend. The wine was then blended and carefully prepared for
bottling.
Tasting Note
A round and silky wine, with fragrant peach aromas, layered with notes of popcorn,
toasted hazelnut and smoky nuances. Nectarine, ripe grapefruit and biscuit notes
on the palate lead to a long, elegant finish.
Serving Suggestion
This is Saint Clair’s owners Neal and Judy Ibbotson’s perfect wine to have alongside
roast chicken.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%

Awards
Silver Outstanding, IWSC,
2017
Silver, IWC, 2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - A round and silky wine, with fragrant peach aromas, layered with notes of popcorn, toasted hazelnut and smoky nuances. Nectarine, ripe grapefruit and biscuit notes on the palate lead to a long, elegant finish.

Awards
Silver Outstanding, IWSC,
2017
Silver, IWC, 2017

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