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Other Vintages: 2016 | 2015
Saint Clair 2016 Vintage

Saint Clair
James Sinclair
Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Pale straw

Aroma:

Lifted aromas of grapefruit, lemongrass and wild thyme.

Palate:

Intense flavours of blackcurrant, mango and grapefruit with herbal and sea salt notes.

Ageing potential:

Drinking beautifully now and will be at its best over the next two years.

Winemaking:

After cold settling the juice from each batch was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast strains. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for this James Sinclair blend.

Viticulture:

Fruit was sourced from a selection of premium vineyards located in the lower Wairau Valley, at the mouth of the Wairau River. These vineyards are planted on floodplains, rich in nutrients, producing wines with heightened expression. Each vineyard block was harvested at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. Grapes were transported to the winery quickly and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.5% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 7.0 g/L, Residual Sugar: 2.2g/L , pH: 3.10.

Food match:

Perfectly matched with fresh seafood.

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