Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Riesling 2019

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Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Riesling 2019

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 2019

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 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
Flowering conditions in December were perfect, followed by the hottest temperatures
Marlborough has experienced in January. February produced a month of rainfall.
Despite these challenging weather conditions, the fruit ripened well - 10 days earlier
than usual. Effective methods of canopy management and cropping levels; and
extended dry periods in March kept the vines healthy. Lower yields produced ripe
and intensely flavoured fruit in 2018.


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%

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