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Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2011

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Grapes were transported to the winery with haste and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration. After settling, the juice from each batch was fermented using a variety of selected yeast in 100 per cent stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for their potential to add to the overall quality and complexity of the final wine. Once blended the resulting wine was then carefully prepared for bottling. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: Intense and powerful aromas of blackcurrant, passionfruit, grapefruit and gooseberry leap out of the glass. Palate: A full, crisp and powerful wine showing intense flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant, with underlying gooseberry tones. This wine has a full yet elegant palate with subtle minerality. Well balanced acidity provides a long, lingering finish. Serve: This wine is an ideal match with antipasto, grilled seasonal vegetables or fresh seafood.

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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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Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.50 5
04/07/2008

Super crisp with loads of citrus and gooseberry. Even a little steely on the tail end of the finish.


External Reviews for Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

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

Grapes were transported to the winery with haste and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration. After settling, the juice from each batch was fermented using a variety of selected yeast in 100 per cent stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for their potential to add to the overall quality and complexity of the final wine. Once blended the resulting wine was then carefully prepared for bottling. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: Intense and powerful aromas of blackcurrant, passionfruit, grapefruit and gooseberry leap out of the glass. Palate: A full, crisp and powerful wine showing intense flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant, with underlying gooseberry tones. This wine has a full yet elegant palate with subtle minerality. Well balanced acidity provides a long, lingering finish. Serve: This wine is an ideal match with antipasto, grilled seasonal vegetables or fresh seafood.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/02/2012

Lively green apple, passion fruit and lime peel flavors are bright, vivid and very refreshing. At once smooth and extremely juicy, with plenty of charm and aromatics. Drink now.-MW Wine Spectator. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2011 Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/31/2012

A Sauvignon Blanc wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2011 Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 750ml


External Review
02/28/2013

Aromen von Passionsfrucht und Grapefruit. Klarer und frischer Abgang.


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

GOLD Medal Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011 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% Sauvignon Blanc Region : New Zealand / Marlborough Maker : Matt Thomson Notes : A full, crisp and powerful wine showing intense flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant, with underlying gooseberry tones. This wine has a full yet elegant palate with subtle minerality. Well balanced acidity provides a long, lingering finish. Serve : This delicious white wine is an ideal match with antipasto, grilled seasonal vegetables or fresh seafood. ABV : 12.5%



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Grapes were transported to the winery with haste and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration. After settling, the juice from each batch was fermented using a variety of selected yeast in 100 per cent stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for their potential to add to the overall quality and complexity of the final wine. Once blended the resulting wine was then carefully prepared for bottling. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Wine Maker: Matt Thomson Aroma: Intense and powerful aromas of blackcurrant, passionfruit, grapefruit and gooseberry leap out of the glass. Palate: A full, crisp and powerful wine showing intense flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant, with underlying gooseberry tones. This wine has a full yet elegant palate with subtle minerality. Well balanced acidity provides a long, lingering finish. Serve: This wine is an ideal match with antipasto, grilled seasonal vegetables or fresh seafood.

Closure: Stelvin

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 3.50 g/l grams per liter

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