Saint Clair Barrique Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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SKU
300171

Richly textured, showing complex aromas of green coffee bean and vanilla pod, combined with notes of wild flowers, butterscotch and a hint of gunflint. The palate is lush and unctuous with layers of preserved lemon, ripe papaya, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut with hints of red berry. Back to Saint Clair Wine

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Winemaker Hamish Clark
Organic No
SKU 300171
ABV 13.00%

Saint Clair Barrique Sauvignon Blanc is an alternative style of the highest quality, from three rows of vines in one of Saint Clair’s best vineyards located in the lower Wairau sub-region of Marlborough. The fruit is left to hang a week longer than for their traditional Sauvignon Blanc. Hand-harvested grapes were whole bunch pressed, briefly settled then racked into seasoned French oak barriques. The juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Post fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees for 9 months, with twice weekly barrel stirring and underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Each barrel was tasted regularly by the winemaking team, and only the very best and most interesting barrels were selected for the final blend. Lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.

Winemaker's Comments

Richly textured, showing complex aromas of green coffee bean and vanilla pod, combined with notes of wild flowers, butterscotch and a hint of gunflint. The palate is lush and unctuous with layers of preserved lemon, ripe papaya, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut with hints of red berry. Back to Saint Clair Wine

"Bright, light lemon/green, it has a fragrant, complex bouquet, leading into a rich palate with ripe, non-herbaceous fruit flavours, enriched but not dominated by a slightly nutty oak influence, and a well-rounded, very harmonious finish."Michael Cooper

BLUE-GOLD MEDAL - Sydney International Wine Competition 2018

SILVER MEDAL - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018

SILVER MEDAL - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017

4 STARS - Winestate New Zealand, Apr 2017

4.5 STARS - Michael Cooper

Richly textured, showing complex aromas of green coffee bean and vanilla pod, combined with notes of wild flowers, butterscotch and a hint of gunflint. The palate is lush and unctuous with layers of preserved lemon, ripe papaya, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut with hints of red berry.

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