Price:  £19.50 | Case Rate: £18.49
Ex Tax: £16.25

Saint Clair - Barrique, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Area: Wairau Valley
  • Wine Maker: Matt Thomson & Hamish Clark
  • Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

With clean bright fruit flavours and a textured palate it complements a variety of food, try with creamy risotto or grilled chicken with a delicate sauce.

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Wine tasting notes

Complex aromas of green coffee bean and vanilla pod are complemented by notes of wild flowers, crushed herbs and just a hint of gunflint. The palate is rich and unctuous with layers of preserved lemon, ripe papaya, cocoa powder and toasted hazelnut with hints of red berry.

Winery Information

Saint Clair

Saint Clair is owned by viticulture pioneers Neal and Judy Ibbotson who planted their first vines in 1978. They originally supplied their grapes to local wineries, but established the Saint Clair Family Wine Estate in 1994 to produce their own wines. The Saint Clair name originated from the vineyard property – first settled by the Sinclair family. Sinclair is a derivation of the original French Saint-Clair. They own 160 hectares of vineyards in 10 different Marlborough locations.. read more

Vinification Notes

The 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 nine 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. The wine was lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.