Saint Clair Family Estate Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994.
The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair.
The company’s mission is to create world-class wines that exceed their customers’ every expectation. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise plus Marlborough’s mix of climate and soils with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams.
Colour: Pale straw.
Aroma: Intensely fragrant tropical blackcurrant bud and passionfruit aromas combine with notes of green nettle.
Palate: Rich and salty flavours of passionfruit, red currant, papaya and melon with a long lingering finish.
Ageing Potential: Drinking beautifully now and will be at its best over the next three years