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Saint Clair 2017 Vintage

Saint Clair
James Sinclair
Sauvignon Blanc

Full and rich with flavours of gooseberry and passionfruit with herbal and sea salt notes


Stewart Maclennan and Hamish Clark


Pale straw


Lifted aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit and red currant leaf.


Intense flavours of gooseberry and passionfruit combine with herbal and sea salt notes.

Ageing potential:

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


Grapes were transported to the winery quickly and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact. 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.


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.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.5% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 7.3g/L, Residual Sugar: 4.3g/L, pH: 3.35.

Food match:

Perfectly matched with fresh seafood.