Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes. A rich full palate of tropical flavours including passionfruit guava and blackcurrant, leads to a long, mineral finish.


Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

A vibrant, crisp, wine showing intense flavours of passion
fruit and herbaceous notes over a creamy texture.

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”.

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 exceptional
quality fruit with very concentrated flavours with excellent acidity.

Fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards located predominantly in the lower
Wairau sub-region. This is what Saint Clair regards as Marlborough’s best subregion
for Sauvignon Blanc, producing wines with heightened expression. These vineyards
sit on alluvial, silt soils. Each vineyard block was harvested when it reached
maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

The grapes were pressed immediately after harvesting to minimise skin contact. After
cold settling, the juice from each batch was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks
at cool temperatures, using selected yeasts. Each batch was assessed for quality
and only the best components were selected for this blend.

Tasting Note
Tropical aromas of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and
subtle chalky mineral notes. The rich, full palate with grapefruit and blackcurrant leaf
is enveloped in green notes of nettle and pepper and a delicate sea salt character,
through to a long, mineral finish.

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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