Expressive aromas of tropical passionfruit, guava and grapefruit with a subtle hint of sea salt.
The palate is full of passionfruit and blackcurrant flavours along with herbaceous characters of nettle and green capsicum. Rich and weighty with a salty, chalky minerality and a clean fresh finish.
Perfect for drinking immediately, this wine will be at its best over the next two to three years.
Stewart Maclennan & Hamish Clark
Winemaking and Viticulture:
Fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards located predominantly in the lower Wairau sub-region. This is what Saint Clair regards as Marlborough’s best sub-region for Sauvignon Blanc, producing wines with heightened expression. Each vineyard block was harvested at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. Grapes were transported to the winery quickly and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact. After cold settling, the juice from each batch was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast strains. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for this ‘Origin’ blend.
Alcohol 13% v/v
Residual sugar 2.5g/L
Our Food Match Recommendation:
A perfect match for any freshly prepared shellfish.
Previous Vintages Tasting Notes:
Gold Medal - Marlborough Wine Show 2020
4.5 Stars - Winestate New Release 2021
90/100 - Cameron Douglas MS 2021