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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

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Saint Clair 2008 Vintage

Saint Clair
Vicar's Choice
Riesling

This Riesling shows characters of citrus, limes and grapefruit on the palate that leads through to a smooth lingering finish.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson

Colour:

Pale straw

Aroma:

Fresh and lively citrus, mandarin and mineral notes, with subtle floral hints and a touch of honeysuckle.

Palate:

This light-bodied Riesling shows distinct characters of citrus, limes and grapefruit on the palate. Supported by a slight mineral note, this wine has a nicely balanced acidity that leads through to a smooth lingering finish.

Ageing potential:

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

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 12.5% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 7.9 g/litre, Residual Sugar: 7.3g/litre, pH: 3.18.

Food match:

An ideal wine with seafood, pork, lightly spiced Chinese or Thai cuisine.

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