Saint Clair Marlborough Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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Saint Clair Marlborough Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Complex aromas of green coffee bean, vanilla pod and maple syrup are complemented by notes of wild flowers, crushed herbs and a hint of gunflint. The palate is rich and unctuous with delicious layers of ripe papaya, nectarine, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut.

Saint Clair Marlborough Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2017

A rich, perfumed wine showing complex aromas of
gooseberry and vanilla pod combined with notes of wild
flowers, butterscotch and a hint of gunflint.


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 wines are looking very good, despite Saint Clair navigating 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.


Vineyard
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 close 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.


Winemaking
The grapes were whole bunch pressed, briefly settled then racked into seasoned
French oak barriques. The juice was inoculated with a 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. Each barrel was
tasted regularly by the winemaking team and only the very best and most interesting
barrels were selected for the final blend. The wine was lightly fined and filtered prior
to bottling.


Tasting Note
Complex aromas of green coffee bean, vanilla pod and maple syrup are
complemented by notes of wild flowers, crushed herbs and a hint of gunflint. The
palate is rich and unctuous with delicious layers of ripe papaya, nectarine, cocoa
powder and toasted hazelnut.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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