Saint Clair Origin Viognier 2019
Richly textured in the mouth, with complex layers of apricot, burnt orange, savoury pastry and French fruit tart.
Saint Clair's Origin Viognier is a richly-textured, yet elegant, white with peach, orange blossom and spice.
Grapes come from Saint Clair's own vineyard in the prestigious Gimblett Gravels winegrowing district of Hawke's Bay. The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness, and the wine left on its lees where it gained great texture and complexity.
Saint Clair was established in 1978 by the husband and wife team of Neal and Judy Ibbotson, who were true pioneers of Marlborough, which back then was a largely untapped and undiscovered wine region. The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property they took over, originally planted by James Sinclair.
Saint Clair remains a family business and the Ibbotsons are aided by son Tony and daughters Sarina and Julie who take care of marketing and sales. They also employ one of New Zealands leading winemaking teams.
SILVER MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 2018
4 STARS - Winestate Magazine, Hawke's Bay Tasting 2018
4 STARS - Cuisine Magazine Review 2018
4 STARS - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines
An elegant wine displaying prominent notes of peach, apricot kernel and fragrant orange blossom laced with impressions of spice. Rich and textured on the palate, this complex Viognier delivers flavours of apricot, burnt orange, savoury pastry and French fruit tart. A weighty mid-palate leads to a subtle spicy note on the finish.