Saint Clair James Sinclair Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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

Stewart Maclennan and Hamish Clark

Pale straw

Lifted aromas of tropical papaya, green nettle and blackcurrant.

Intense flavours of ripe passionfruit combined with a herbaceous thread and mineral sea salt notes.

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

Winemaking and Viticulture:
Fruit was sourced from a selection of premium vineyards located in the Dillons Point area of 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. 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.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol 13.0%v/v, Residual sugar 2.7g/litre, Acidity 7.2g/litre, pH 3.35

Food match:
Perfectly matched with fresh seafood