Saint Clair Awatare Valley Riesling Noble Riesling Halves

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A deliciously complex desert wine showing flavours of luscious pear and stone fruit along with a hint of beeswax. Hand harvested Noble Riesling grapes are whole bunch pressed and tank fermented with selected yeasts specifically designed to develop noble characters. Fermentation is ceased at ideal balance as determined by the palate of the winemaker. The resulting wine maintains a high residual sugar balanced by fresh acid. The final wine is then stabilised and prepared for bottling. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Riesling Residual Sugar: 130.5g/litre Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: An enticing bouquet of soft dried apricot dipped in honey and underlying notes of orange blossom. Palate: The palate shows luscious pear and stone fruit with a hint of beeswax and a long lingering honey and lemon zest finish. Serve: Serve chilled with ripened soft cheeses or dried fruits. It is also a beautiful match with fresh fruit salad or an apricot pie with whipped cream.

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Winery: Saint Clair
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Saint Clair:
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to furth... Read more
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to further enhance the quality of Saint Clair award-winning wines. The major investment decision to develop Saint Clair's own winery facility is fueled by continued sales growth to 180,000 cases in 2005 and strong forward growth projections, particularly for the Saint Clair's award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. The Riverland's Estate location was chosen as an ideal position for the new winery due to its central location, proximity to Saint Clair's main vineyards, and where there are adjoining facilities for bottling, storage, dispatch, power and effluent discharge. The winery boasts a large temperature controlled barrel hall for storage of up to 650 oak barriques. This new production facility aims to be extremely functional and will continue to be developed to meet the specific needs for Saint Clair's quality wine production. Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, believes the new winery will further enhance the existing prestige quality record of the Saint Clair brand. Read less

External Reviews for Saint Clair Awatare Valley Riesling Noble Riesling Halves

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
02/18/2011

A deliciously complex desert wine showing flavours of luscious pear and stone fruit along with a hint of beeswax. Hand harvested Noble Riesling grapes are whole bunch pressed and tank fermented with selected yeasts specifically designed to develop noble characters. Fermentation is ceased at ideal balance as determined by the palate of the winemaker. The resulting wine maintains a high residual sugar balanced by fresh acid. The final wine is then stabilised and prepared for bottling. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Riesling Residual Sugar: 130.5g/litre Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: An enticing bouquet of soft dried apricot dipped in honey and underlying notes of orange blossom. Palate: The palate shows luscious pear and stone fruit with a hint of beeswax and a long lingering honey and lemon zest finish. Serve: Serve chilled with ripened soft cheeses or dried fruits. It is also a beautiful match with fresh fruit salad or an apricot pie with whipped cream.



A deliciously complex desert wine showing flavours of luscious pear and stone fruit along with a hint of beeswax. Hand harvested Noble Riesling grapes are whole bunch pressed and tank fermented with selected yeasts specifically designed to develop noble characters. Fermentation is ceased at ideal balance as determined by the palate of the winemaker. The resulting wine maintains a high residual sugar balanced by fresh acid. The final wine is then stabilised and prepared for bottling. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Riesling Residual Sugar: 130.5g/litre Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: An enticing bouquet of soft dried apricot dipped in honey and underlying notes of orange blossom. Palate: The palate shows luscious pear and stone fruit with a hint of beeswax and a long lingering honey and lemon zest finish. Serve: Serve chilled with ripened soft cheeses or dried fruits. It is also a beautiful match with fresh fruit salad or an apricot pie with whipped cream.

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