Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

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Saint Clair Tuatara Bay 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 - Aromas of passionfruit and blackcurrant are complemented by fresh, lifted notes of green leaf and a hint of flint. The succulent and flavoursome palate is imbued with citrus flavours, grapefruit, blackcurrant and layered with a mineral note. 

Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

A dry, crisp wine with herbaceous flavours of peapods
through to a zesty and fresh finish.


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
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.


Vineyard
The fruit for this wine was selected from vineyards across Marlborough’s sub regions,
predominantly the lower Wairau Valley subregion. In this region the synergy of
climate and soil come together to produce wines with extraordinary purity of fruit.
Situated in the north eastern corner of New Zealand's South Island, the vineyards are
surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east and hinterland mountain ranges to the
north and south. The vines are pruned using three or four cane vertical shoot
positioning (VSP). Each vineyard’s yield is managed appropriately and is dependent
upon the ability to ripen grapes to the desired flavour spectrum.


Winemaking
The fruit was carefully monitored throughout maturity and was harvested upon
reaching optimum flavour development and ripeness. The grapes were immediately
transported to the winery and pressed with minimal skin contact; the resulting juice
was cool fermented in stainless steel to retain freshness, aromatics and varietal
flavours.


Tasting Note
Aromas of passionfruit and fragrant ripe grapefruit are complemented by flinty notes.
The succulent and flavoursome palate is imbued with passion fruit, grapefruit and
gooseberry with a subtle herbal thread and salty mineral notes leading to a long
and zesty finish.


Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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