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Other Vintages: 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Saint Clair 2016 Vintage

Saint Clair
Marlborough Premium
Chardonnay

Intensely concentrated with lingering lemon curd, toasted nuts and sweet spice

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Pale gold

Aroma:

Ripe stone fruit, lemon curd, toasted nuts and sweet spice

Palate:

Elegant and full bodied, layered with peach, citrus, biscuit and sweet spice

Ageing potential:

Drinking beautifully now and will continue to reward for at least three years from vintage date, when the palate will become rounder and develop further complexity.

Winemaking:

The wine is partially fermented in new and seasoned French and American oak barrels. Each barrel underwent malolactic fermentation to add depth and give fullness of palate. After seven months barrel aging the wine was blended and carefully prepared for bottling.

Viticulture:

Fruit was carefully selected from several quality vineyards within Marlborough’s Wairau Valley. Each parcel was chosen to add complexity and fullness as well as impart balance and offer particular characteristics to the final wine.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.0% v/v , Titratable Acidity: 5.4g/L, Residual Sugar: 1.8g/L , pH: 3.39.

Food match:

A wonderful accompaniment for chicken or salmon dishes.

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Awards

  • Gold, New World Wine Awards 2017
  • Silver, Chardonnay du Monde 2018