Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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6 bottle(s) at £20.93 per bottle.
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Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - An intensely fragrant wine, where aromas of tropical blackcurrant bud and passionfruit are complemented by delicate notes of green nettle. Rich and beautifully balanced on the palate with vibrant flavours of passionfruit and melon and an underlying mineral note leading to a long saline finish.

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Intense herbaceous, passion fruit and mineral flavours,
richly textured with a long and saline lingering finish.
Benchmark Marlborough Sauvignon.
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”.
Vineyard
Proximity to the ocean sees stronger maritime influences on the vineyards in the lower
Wairau Valley where fruit for the Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is grown.
The daytime temperatures are warm, facilitating ripening, while the night temperatures
are typically cooler than the central and upper parts of the Wairau Valley. This
promotes an increased hang time and flavour concentration. Nutrient rich soils
deposited over time due to non-erosive flooding (prior to stop bank flood protection
being introduced) have formed even and fertile sites. The alluvial silt soils are also freedraining. The nutrient-hungry Sauvignon Blanc vines utilise this fertility to produce
extremely concentrated flavours and aromas.
Winemaking
The fruit was pressed immediately to minimise skin contact and to preserve the quality
of the juice. After settling, the juice was fermented in stainless steel using a selected
yeast strain. Fermentation was carried out at cool temperatures to retain varietal
characters and freshness. This parcel was identified by the winemaking team during
comprehensive blind tastings as the very best batch of wine produced for the 2021
vintage and therefore bottled as the Saint Clair Wairau Reserve.
Tasting Note
An intensely fragrant wine, where aromas of tropical blackcurrant bud and passionfruit
are complemented by delicate notes of green nettle. Rich and beautifully balanced on
the palate with vibrant flavours of passionfruit and melon and an underlying mineral
note leading to a long saline finish.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clark and
Stewart Maclennan
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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Vintage 2021
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