Saint ClairGodfrey's Creek Noble Riesling, Marlborough 2018

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Saint ClairGodfrey's Creek Noble Riesling, Marlborough 2018

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Riesling 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 37.5cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - A deliciously complex dessert wine, with a bouquet of clover honey, cinnamon and beeswax. Luscious and silky on the palate with rich orange, apricot and cocoa notes leading to a long, smooth finish.

Awards
Silver, IWSC, 2019

Saint ClairGodfrey's Creek Noble Riesling, Marlborough 2018

A delicious dessert wine with honey, pineapple and
papya notes with a refreshing ginger twist.


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 fruit for Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Noble Reserve Riesling is grown in the heart of
the Marlborough Valley. The vineyard is situated on the Wairau Valley floor, where it
experiences early morning dew and light afternoon breezes; a successful
combination in the production of Noble Riesling. Select grape bunches were left to
hang on the vine until late in the season, promoting raisining and botrytis. The
grapes were hand-harvested once the desired level of sugar had been reached.
This wine is only made in vintages when the season facilitates the extra hanging time
required for the growth of botrytis on the grapes. The vineyard is cultivated
according to sustainable practices and is accredited to Sustainable Winegrowing
New Zealand.


Winemaking
The grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented in temperature controlled
stainless steel tanks, with a specially selected yeast strain. Fermentation was arrested
at the point where the residual sugar was in perfect balance with the natural acidity.
The wine was aged in stainless steel to retain the purity of fruit.


Tasting Note
A deliciously complex dessert wine, with a bouquet of clover honey, cinnamon and
beeswax. Luscious and silky on the palate with rich orange, apricot and cocoa
notes leading to a long, smooth finish.


Grape
Riesling 100%

Awards
Silver, IWSC, 2019

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