Saint Clair Marlborough Origin Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Flavours of passionfruit, grapefruit and blackcurrant with a salty, chalky minerality

Senior Winemakers:
Stewart Maclennan & Hamish Clark

Colour:
Pale straw.

Aroma:
Tropical notes of passionfruit, grapefruit and blackcurrant combine with salty mineral notes.

Palate:
The palate is rich and weighty and full of flavours of grapefruit and blackcurrant along with green notes of nettle and capsicum. A subtle sea salt character leads to a long lingering mineral finish.

Ageing Potential:
Perfect for drinking immediately, this wine will be at its best over the next two years.

Winemaking and Viticulture:
Fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards located predominantly in the lower Wairau sub-region. This is what Saint Clair regards as Marlborough’s best sub-region for Sauvignon Blanc, 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 premium blend.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol 13% v/v Residual sugar 2.7g/L Acidity 7.1g/litre pH 3.37

Food match:
A perfect accompaniment for any fresh seafood.

Vegan friendly

Awards:
SILVER Medal - International Wine Challenge 2019

SILVER Medal - New Zealand Wine of the year Awards 2018

★★★★½ - Winestate Australia 2019

NZ$18.90