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Tasting Notes

Pale gold


Fragrant spice and toasted bready notes combined with ripe nectarine, peach and a hint of lemon rind.


A round, generous and complex wine with an elegant structure and refined finish. The palate displays flavours of stone fruit and citrus with a subtle oak character.

Ageing potential:

Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve and gain complexity over at least the next five years.

Winemaking and Viticulture

Stewart Maclennan and Hamish Clark

Winemaking and Viticulture:

Predominantly harvested from Saint Clair’s exceptional vineyard in the Awatere Valley of Marlborough. The grapes were pressed and the juice only briefly settled so that the fermentation contained some grape solids which create interest and texture in the resulting wine.

The juice was inoculated with a selected yeast strain, then a portion transferred to French oak barriques for fermentation and aging. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was left on lees for seven months, with regular stirring in the first few months of aging. Barrels were hand selected for this blend, the wine removed from oak, filtered and bottled, with no fining or adjustments.

Wine Analysis
Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.0 % v/v

Titratable Acidity: 5.4g/L

Residual Sugar: 4.9 g/L

pH: 3.37

Food Match
Our Food Match Recommendation:

A perfect accompaniment for crispy-skinned tender baked chicken drumsticks.

Vegan friendly

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Awards & Accolades

GOLD MEDAL- Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2022

94/100 - Cameron Douglas MS- World of Wine Winter Edition 2021

91/100 - Cameron Douglas MS Tasting 2021

18.5/20 - Candice Chow  2021

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