Saint Clair, Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2018
Saint Clair is owned by viticulture pioneers Neal and Judy Ibbotson who planted their first vines in 1978. They originally supplied their grapes to local wineries, but established the Saint Clair Family Wine Estate in 1994 to produce their own wines.
The Saint Clair name originated from the vineyard property – first settled by the Sinclair family. Sinclair is a derivation of the original French Saint-Clair.
They own 160 hectares of vineyards in 10 different Marlborough locations specifically chosen for their individual terroir. In 2001 they introduced a grading system for each of their vineyards and mark them out of 10 for quality each year. This allows them to assess which sites provide the best fruit, and which varieties produce the best quality within each of the vineyards, which are all sustainably managed.
Tropical aromas of passion fruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes. The rich, full palate with grapefruit and blackcurrant is enveloped in green notes of nettle and pepper and a delicate sea salt character, through to a long, mineral finish. Vegan friendly.
Sauvignon blanc mixed case
Easily one of the most popular grape varieties. Sauvignon Blanc produces fresh, dry, aromatic wines all over the world, from the intensely aromatic wines of Marlborough, New Zealand, to the more traditional flinty wines of France.
We’ve put together a selection of varying styles spanning 5 countries, India, Portugal, Italy, France and New Zealand offering an ideal opportunity to try something new!
One bottle each of:
Fairfields – Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2019 New Zealand
A delicious, crisp dry white wine with vibrant fresh herbal aromas and ripe gooseberry overtones.
Quinta da Alorna – Sauvignon Blanc, Tejo, 2019 Portugal
Ripe notes of pineapple, blood orange and guava intertwine with herbal notes of asparagus and freshly mown grass. Dry, fresh and crisp on the palate with good persistence. An excellent aperitif or pair with goats’ cheese salad. Enjoy over the next couple years.
Sauvignon “Grain d’Automne” Pay’s d’Oc IGP Domaine Bergon, 2019 France
This wine is sourced from vineyards near the town of Beziers. Very fresh grassy Sauvignon grape character. Full rich flavour with good acidity.
San Simone – Sauvignon, Prestige Line, Friuli Grave, 2019 Italy
Light straw yellow colour with slight greenish hints. Broad, varietal, aromatic on the nose, with citric notes of grapefruit, yellow pepper, tomato leaf, sage and balsamic aromas. On the palate it is rich, fragrant and aromatic, with natural acidity and a persistent and pleasant slight bitter aftertaste.
Sula – Sauvignon Blanc, Nashik, 2018 India
Sula Vineyards is at the forefront of the Indian wine revolution. The wines are served in the best restaurants worldwide. Herbaceous, crisp and dry, with aromas of bell peppers, freshly cut green grass and refreshing acidity on the palate.
Featherdrop, Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 New Zealand
Classic Marlborough style with zesty citrus and gooseberry flavours but with a twist of fresh mint and minerality on the finish.