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Saint Clair Riesling Marlborough 2011

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A light bodied easy drinking wine showing distinct Riesling characters of ripe limes and grapefruit. The grapes were picked at night at the peak of flavour development and each batch was tank fermented separately at cool temperatures using yeasts strains selected to retain freshness and intensity of fruit flavour. After ferment each batch was assessed for quality and only premium batches were used for this blend. The resulting wine was balanced, stabilised and prepared for bottling under screwcap. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Riesling Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: Bright citrus aromas of sweet lime and a touch of mandarin leap from the glass, with subtle hints of fresh spring flowers. Palate: This light bodied easy drinking wine shows distinct Riesling characters of ripe lime and grapefruit. The wine has a distinct mineral note and good fruit weight, which follows through with well balanced acidity and a round, smooth pleasing finish. Serve: Enjoy on its own or match with fresh seafood, roast pork with apple sauce, or lightly spiced Thai curries.

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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
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Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

A light bodied easy drinking wine showing distinct Riesling characters of ripe limes and grapefruit. The grapes were picked at night at the peak of flavour development and each batch was tank fermented separately at cool temperatures using yeasts strains selected to retain freshness and intensity of fruit flavour. After ferment each batch was assessed for quality and only premium batches were used for this blend. The resulting wine was balanced, stabilised and prepared for bottling under screwcap. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Riesling Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: Bright citrus aromas of sweet lime and a touch of mandarin leap from the glass, with subtle hints of fresh spring flowers. Palate: This light bodied easy drinking wine shows distinct Riesling characters of ripe lime and grapefruit. The wine has a distinct mineral note and good fruit weight, which follows through with well balanced acidity and a round, smooth pleasing finish. Serve: Enjoy on its own or match with fresh seafood, roast pork with apple sauce, or lightly spiced Thai curries.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own 100 hectares of vineyards in six different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual locations and ability to produce top quality grapes. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams, led by Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark From 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. Grapes : 100% Riesling Region : New Zealand / Marlborough Maker : Matt Thomson Notes : This light bodied easy drinking wine shows distinct Riesling characters of ripe lime and grapefruit. The wine has a distinct mineral note and good fruit weight, which follows through with well balanced acidity and a round, smooth pleasing finish. Serve : Enjoy on its own or match with fresh seafood, roast pork with apple sauce, or lightly spiced Thai curries. ABV : 13%



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A light bodied easy drinking wine showing distinct Riesling characters of ripe limes and grapefruit. The grapes were picked at night at the peak of flavour development and each batch was tank fermented separately at cool temperatures using yeasts strains selected to retain freshness and intensity of fruit flavour. After ferment each batch was assessed for quality and only premium batches were used for this blend. The resulting wine was balanced, stabilised and prepared for bottling under screwcap. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Riesling Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: Bright citrus aromas of sweet lime and a touch of mandarin leap from the glass, with subtle hints of fresh spring flowers. Palate: This light bodied easy drinking wine shows distinct Riesling characters of ripe lime and grapefruit. The wine has a distinct mineral note and good fruit weight, which follows through with well balanced acidity and a round, smooth pleasing finish. Serve: Enjoy on its own or match with fresh seafood, roast pork with apple sauce, or lightly spiced Thai curries.

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