Saint Clair Marlborough Origin Gruner Veltliner 2017

A fresh and elegant food friendly wine, abundant with ripe stone fruit.

Senior Winemakers:
Stewart Maclennan & Hamish Clark

Colour:
Pale Straw.

Aroma:
White peach, nectarine, apple infused with fragrant vanilla.

Palate:
Fine grained with appealing chalky structure. Rich layers of ripe apple, stone fruit and apricot, with a mouth filling waxy finish.

Ageing Potential:
Perfectly balanced for immediate enjoyment, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next three years.

Winemaking and Viticulture:
Produced with fruit harvested from vineyards in the Omaka Valley. Careful crop manipulation to ensure vine balance is essential for this highly prolific and large bunch producing variety.

The grapes were gently harvested and pressed. The free run juice was fermented in stainless steel with selected yeast. Pressing components were fermented in old oak and retained on lees post ferment to add complexity and roundness to the palate. Components of selected parcels were blended post ferment and carefully finished for bottling.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol 12% v/v, Residual sugar 2.4g/L, Acidity 5.1g/litre, pH 3.20

Food match:
Any Asian food from Vietnamese to Thai or spicy Chinese. Also great with seafood and seasonal salad.

Vegetarian friendly