Each batch was tank fermented separately at cool temperatures using yeast strains selected to retain freshness and intensity of fruit flavour. After fermentation 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 screw cap.
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 ten 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 viticultural 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.
Sourced from selected vineyards in the lower Brancott and Awatare regions of Marlborough.
This light bodied easy drinking wine shows distinct Riesling characters of ripe lime and grapefruit. The wine has a distinct minerality and good fruit weight, which follows through with well balanced acidity and a round, smooth pleasing finish.
Enjoy on its own or match with seafood, roast pork with apple sauce or lightly spiced curries.
Bin No.: 1542
Country: New Zealand
Region: Marlborough South Island
Producer: Saint Clair Vineyards
Vintage: 2013 Vintage
Grape Varieties: 100% Riesling
Dry/Sweet: 3 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
abv: 11.0% Bottle size: 75cl
Saint Clair Family Estate Riesling 2013 Vintage Cellars: £19.50 Enjoy in the restaurant: £26.00