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Saint Clair Origin Sauvignon Blanc 2017

£82.84
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6 Bottles: £78.69

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Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes. A rich full palate of tropical flavours including passionfruit guava and blackcurrant, leads to a long, mineral finish.

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A full, crisp, wine showing intense flavours of passion
fruit and herbaceous notes over a creamy texture.
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”.
Vintage
2017 Saint Clair navigated challenging weather conditions during véraison and the
harvest period. Flavours came into the fruit early and although the wines are a little
lighter in alcohol, they are still appreciably full flavoured. 2017 was a good year for
the early ripening varieties; Pinot Noir had beautiful small bunches and berries of very
good quality and Chardonnay also stands out with full flavours.
Vineyard
Fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards located predominantly in the lower
Wairau sub-region. This is what Saint Clair regards as Marlborough’s best sub-region
for Sauvignon Blanc, producing wines with heightened expression. These vineyards
sit on alluvial, silt soils. Each vineyard block was harvested when it reached
maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
Winemaking
The grapes were pressed immediately after harvesting to minimise skin contact. After
cold settling, the juice from each batch was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks
at cool temperatures, using selected yeast strains. Each batch was assessed for
quality and only the best components were selected for this blend.
Tasting Note
Tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and
subtle chalky mineral notes. A rich full palate of tropical flavours including passionfruit
guava and blackcurrant, leads to a long, mineral finish.
Serving Suggestion
A perfect accompaniment to any fresh seafood.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles