Saint Clair James Sinclair Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Full and rich with flavours of gooseberry and passionfruit with herbal and sea salt notes

Winemaker:
Stewart Maclennan and Hamish Clark

Colour:
Pale straw

Aroma:
Lifted aromas of gooseberry, passionfruit and red currant leaf.

Palate:
Intense flavours of gooseberry and passionfruit combine with herbal and sea salt notes.

Ageing potential:
Drinking beautifully now and will be at its best over the next two years.

Winemaking:
Grapes were transported to the winery quickly and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact. After cold settling the juice from each batch was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast strains. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for this James Sinclair blend.

Viticulture:
Fruit was sourced from a selection of premium vineyards located in the lower Wairau Valley, at the mouth of the Wairau River. These vineyards are planted on floodplains, rich in nutrients, producing wines with heightened expression. Each vineyard block was harvested at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 12.5% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 7.3g/L, Residual Sugar: 4.3g/L, pH: 3.35.

Food match:
Perfectly matched with fresh seafood+

Awards:
4.5 STARS - Winestate Australia Sauvignon Blanc 2018

3.5 STARS - Winestate 2017

BRONZE Medal - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2017

BRONZE Medal - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017