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Saint Clair 2013 Vintage

Saint Clair
Godfrey's Creek Reserve Noble Riesling 2013

A delicious dessert wine with flavours of honey, dried apricots and ginger leading to a wonderful silky finish on the palate.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Medium gold.

Aroma:

Deliciously complexwith a bouquet of soft dried apricots and creamed white clover honey that carries through to the pallet.

Palate:

Creamed honey and apricot combined with orange peel and a hint of beeswax linger in the mouth.

Ageing potential:

This wine is drinking beautifully now but will continue to develop gracefully with further bottle age.

Winemaking:

Grapes are whole bunch pressed and tank fermented with selected yeast specifically designed to enhance the noble botrytis characters. Fermentation is arrested at ideal balance as determined by the winemakers. The resulting wine maintains a high residual sugar balanced by its natural acidy. Wine is then stabilised and prepared for bottle.

Viticulture:

Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Noble Reserve is sourced from a small parcel of selectively hand harvested Noble Riesling grapes, grown on John and Lynne Walsh’s vineyard in the heart of the Marlborough Valley.

Analysis:

Alcohol: 10% v/v,, Titratable Acidity: 8.30 g/litre, Residual Sugar: 175.00 g/litre, pH: 3.43.

Food match:

Enjoy with soft cheeses (especially blue cheese), dried fruits, apple or apricot pie with freshly whipped cream or a fresh summer fruit salad.

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Awards

  • Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2015
  • Gold, NZ International Wine Show 2014
  • Gold, Bragato Wine Competition 2014
  • Gold, International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014
  • Gold, NZ International Wine Show 2013
  • Blue Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2014