Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Riesling 2020

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Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Riesling 2020

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 10.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Fragrant notes of Kaffir lime and mandarin are layered with hints of orange blossom and beeswax. On the palate, distinct minerality and fresh citrus flavours of juicy mandarin, lead to a crisp mid-palate with delicate sweetness and a smooth, off-dry finish. 

Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Riesling 2020

Light bodied floral wine with flavours of ripe lime and
grapefruit and a well balanced sweetness.
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. 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
The quality of fruit from the 2020 harvest was exceptional. A large stretch of classic
stunning Marlborough sunshine, with virtually no rain, hence no disease, ensured the
berries reached their full physiological ripeness. Warm weather during November and
early December 2019, meant flowering was excellent, leading to average yields for the
season. March produced ideal growing conditions with true Marlborough style of warm
days and cool nights; the latter producing fruit with the characteristic refreshing acidity.
2020 produced average yields of high quality fruit.
Vineyard
The grapes were harvested from a single vineyard in Marlborough’s Blind River area of
the Awatere Valley. The Blind River area is building a very good reputation for its ability
to produce wines with concentrated citrus expression. The climate for this area is
typically very dry. The grapes were harvested at the peak of flavour development in the
cool of the evening.
Winemaking
The parcel of fruit was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks to retain
freshness and intensity of fruit flavour and varietal characteristics. After fermentation it
was carefully prepared for bottling, with minimal handling.
Tasting Note
Fragrant notes of Kaffir lime and mandarin are layered with hints of orange blossom
and beeswax. On the palate, distinct minerality and fresh citrus flavours of juicy
mandarin, lead to a crisp mid-palate with delicate sweetness and a smooth, off-dry
finish.
Grape
Riesling 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clarke &
Stewart Maclennan
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 10.5%

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