Fresh pear and fig.
An elegant and silky palate with flavours of clover honey, dried pineapple and a hint of burnt orange. Well balanced acidity leads to a clean fresh finish.
Drinking beautifully now and will be at its best over the next ten years.
Proximity to the ocean sees stronger maritime influences on the single vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley where fruit for the Saint Clair Reserve Noble Sauvignon Blanc was grown. The daytime temperatures are warm, facilitating ripening, while the night temperatures are typically cooler than the central and upper parts of the Wairau Valley. This promotes increased hang time and flavour development. Fruit was left to hang until botrytised.