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"Clair Family Estate now sits alongside Villa Maria as one of New Zealand’s most awarded wineries. And it’s nice to know it’s still New Zealand family-owned."
Deborah Walton and Peter Morice Timaru Herald, 3 November 2009

Our Wines

Other Vintages: 2014 | 2013 | 2012
Saint Clair 2008 Vintage

Saint Clair
Marlborough Premium
Riesling

This light-bodied, elegant wine shows refreshing citrus, honey and lime flavours with a round, smooth finish.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson

Colour:

Pale straw

Aroma:

Bright citrus aromas of sweet lime and a touch of mandarin leap from the glass with subtle hints of fresh spring flowers.

Palate:

This light-bodied, easy drinking wine shows distinct Riesling characters of ripe limes and grapefruit on the palate. The wine has a distinct mineral note and good fruit weight which follows through with well-balanced acidity and a round, smooth, pleasing finish.

Ageing potential:

Perfect for drinking immediately, this Riesling will continue to reward for the next two to three years.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.5%, Titratable Acidity: 7.8g/litre, Residual Sugar: 8.2g/litre, pH: 3.11.

Food match:

Enjoy on its own or match with fresh
seafood, roast pork with apple sauce,
or lightly spiced Thai curries.

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