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Saint Clair 2014 Vintage

Saint Clair
James Sinclair
Chardonnay

Elegant and well structured, with flavours of chargrilled peach and hazelnut

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Pale gold

Aroma:

Nectarine, toasted nut and a hint of caramel.

Palate:

An elegant wine with good length and refreshing acidity. Flavours of chargrilled peach and hazelnut.

Ageing potential:

Drinking beautifully now and will continue to reward for at least three years from vintage date. As it ages the wine will become rounder on the palate and develop further complexity.

Winemaking:

Fruit was carefully selected from Saint Clair’s highest quality vineyards within Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. The majority was fermented in new and seasoned French and American oak barriques. The wine in each barrel underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the acidity and give fullness of palate. After six months barrel aging the wine was blended and carefully prepared for bottling.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 6g/L, Residual Sugar: 2.5g/L, pH: 3.34.

Food match:

Well matched with chicken and mushroom filo.

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Awards

  • Gold, New World Wine Awards 2016
  • Bronze, Royal Easter Wine Show 2016