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Saint Clair Marlborough Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2020

£131.76
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6 bottle(s) at £21.96 per bottle.
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Saint Clair Marlborough Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2020

  • Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Abv 12.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2.9
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Stewart Maclennan
  • Closure Screwcap
  • This rich, perfumed wine shows complex aromas of gooseberry and vanilla pod combined with notes of wild flowers, butterscotch, and a hint of gunflint. Notes of wildflowers, crushed herbs, and a hint of gunflint complement the complex aromas of green coffee beans, vanilla pods, and maple syrup. The palate is rich and unctuous, with delicious layers of ripe papaya, nectarine, cocoa powder, and toasted hazelnut.

The grapes were whole-bunch pressed, briefly settled and then racked into seasoned French oak barriques. The juice was inoculated with selected yeasts. Post-fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees for nine months, with twice-weekly barrel stirring, where it underwent spontaneous malolactic conversion. The winemaking team tasted each barrel regularly, and only the very best and most interesting barrels were selected for the final blend. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.

Notes of wildflowers, crushed herbs, and a hint of gunflint complement the complex aromas of green coffee beans, vanilla pods, and maple syrup. The palate is rich and unctuous with delicious layers of ripe papaya, nectarine, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut. 

More Information
CountryNew Zealand
BrandSaint Clair
Vintage2020
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

The grapes come from three rows of vines in one of Saint Clair's best vineyards in the lower Wairau subregion of Marlborough. The vineyard soils are nutrient-rich and free-draining. The maritime climate and proximity to the sea create a high diurnal temperature difference, resulting in a long ripening period, concentrating the fruit flavours while retaining refreshing acidity. The fruit is left to hang a week longer than the fruit for Saint Clair's traditional Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are hand-harvested, with only the highest quality bunches being selected.

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