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Producer: Saint ClairGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 2 yearsWine Style: Clean dry white with up fron tropical fruitAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: New Zealand
Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley's unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own and developed 100 hectares of vineyards in six different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual locations and ability to produce top quality grapes.
Their wines received immediate success with three medals from three wines in their first competition.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Awatere and Wairau valleys, in equal measure.
Winemaking: This fruit was picked at optimum ripeness and transported to the winery for processing. The herbaceous and more mineral notes of the Awatere couple well with the riper more tropical fruits from the Wairau Valley. Careful handling ensures fruit retention and typical "Marlborough style" acidity and balance.
Alcohol: 12.5%Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany white meats, seafood and light pasta dishes.
This wine is suitable for Vegetarian, but not vegan as a small amount of Casein was used to fine the wine.
Taste: A full and crisp, powerful wine with intense aromas and flavours of passion fruit, blackcurrant, underlying gooseberry and herbal tones. Mouth-watering acidity is balanced by a full yet elegant palate that leads to a long lingering finish. Please note that the 2013 vintage is a very good vintage and like the 2011 is a leaner style of wine than the 2010.
Fruity, tasty, easy to drink,one of the best Sauvignon blanks I've tasted. Worth spending the money on
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I love this wine, it delivers exactly the flavours I would expect in a crisp & clear delicious way! - very drinkable with or without food
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Excellent service and wonderful wine!
I thought this was a very tasty wine, with lovely subtle hints of gooseberry flavour.
A full bodied very tasty wine.
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