Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Intensely fragrant. Rich and salty flavours of passionfruit, redcurrant, papaya and melon with a long, lingering finish.
Saint Clair's Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is an exuberantly fruity, vibrant, up-front Sauvignon style.
Fruit for this vintage is sourced from vineyards in the lower Wairau Valley of Marlborough, where only the very best parcels are selected and used for the Wairau Reserve range.
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 Ibbotsonâ€™s are aided by son Tony and daughters Sarina and Julie who take care of marketing and sales. They also employ one of New Zealandâ€™s leading winemaking teams.
TROPHY (Marlborough Wine of the Year) - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018FINE WINES OF NZ - Air New Zealand Fine Wines Selection 2018GOLD MEDAL - New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 201719+/20 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Jan 20185 STARS & SUPER CLASSIC - Michael Cooper Buyer's Guide to NZ WinesTOP 2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC (New Zealand) - The Real Review91/100 POINTS - Jamie Goode Wine Reviews, Jan 2018SILVER MEDAL - Marlborough Wine Show 2017Yvonne Lorkin Wine Reviews, Mar 2018"If someone held a gun to your head and demanded you name one of New Zealand’s most highly awarded sauvignon blancs or it’s curtains - then best you whip out Wairau Reserve. The current release is a cracker. Lemongrass, passionfruit, zesty citrus, sugarsnap pea, white pepper and capsicum characters lead to a luscious, lime-induced glass of gorgeousness."
Intensely fragrant tropical blackcurrant bud and passionfruit aromas combine with notes of green nettle. The palate is rich and salty, with passionfruit, redcurrant, papaya and melon with a long lingering finish.