Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is Saint Clair's premium wine, and perhaps New Zealand's finest Sauvignon Blanc. Identified as the very best batch of Sauvignon produced this vintage, the wine shows powerful passionfruit, blackcurrant and grapefruit notes with an awesome mineral complexity.

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RRP: £22.99 (save 16%)

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Proximity to the ocean sees stronger maritime influences on the vineyards in the lower Wairau Valley where fruit for the Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc was grown. The daytime temperatures are warm, facilitating ripening, while the night temperatures are typically cooler than the central and upper parts of the Wairau Valley. This promotes increased hang time and flavour development. Nutrient rich soils deposited over time due to non-erosive flooding (prior to stop bank flood protection being introduced) have formed even and fertile sites. The nutrient hungry Sauvignon Blanc vines utilise this fertility to produce extremely concentrated flavours and aromas.

 
Data sheet
RRP £22.99
Vintage 2018
Alcoholic strength 12.5%
Serve with River fish or soft goat's cheese
Awards SWA, Gold, 2019
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Subregion Marlborough
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
 
Saint Clair Family Estate

Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. They own 160 hectares of vineyard in 10 different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual "terroir" and ability to produce top quality grapes. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive expertise in viticulture with the talent of one of New Zealand's leading winemaking teams led by Hamish Clark. Since 1994, when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today. This is a sentiment shared by Bob Campbell MW, who says “Saint Clair now makes the country’s and perhaps the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc”.

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