Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

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Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - An elegant and silky wine, with fragrant peach aromas, layered with toasted spice and subtle vanilla. Concentrated notes of fresh peach, ripe grapefruit and biscuity tones on the palate continue on the long finish.

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021

Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

A full bodied and rich wine with lovely vanilla and
pineapple flavours combined with a touch of toasty
cinnamon and smoky oak.
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
Short periods of rain during the harvest were followed by brilliant sunshine and mild
breezes which helped to dry the berries. Harvest started in earnest on 13th March and
continued at a steady and manageable pace with minimal pressure. The vintage
proceeded in near perfect conditions, with 2019 producing lower yields of exceptional
quality fruit with very concentrated flavours with excellent natural acidity.
Vineyard
Omaka in Maori means the 'place of the stream'. 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 lightly whole bunch pressed. The must was
barrel fermented in American oak (50% new, 25% second fill, 25% third fill), using
selected yeast strains. The wine went through malolactic conversion in barrel, followed
by maturation its lees for 10 months with regular stirring. Only the best barrels from each
batch were selected to use in the final blend of the Omaka Reserve Chardonnay.
Tasting Note
An elegant and silky wine of great concentration and finesse. Full bodied and
generous with layers of ripe charred stone fruits combined with a touch of vanilla. Rich
and textured with a smoky oak character on the lingering finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%


Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021


Winemaker: Hamish Clark &
Stewart Maclennan
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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