Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2023

Rich and complex with savoury notes of spice and toasty oak.
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2023
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2023
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Regular price $504.00

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Tasting Notes

Pale Straw


Powerful aromas of spice, cedar and resin with a hint of vanilla.


Generous and rich with a luxurious mouthfeel. The palate has a complex array of flavours with savoury notes, preserved lemon and toasted oak on the finish.

Ageing potential:

Drinking beautifully now, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next five to ten years with careful cellaring.

Winemaking and Viticulture

Stewart Maclennan 


The fruit was lightly whole bunch pressed and the juice fermented in American oak barrels, sixteen per cent of which were new, using selected yeast strains. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, followed by nine months aging on yeast lees with regular stirring. Only the very best barrels were selected for the Omaka Reserve Chardonnay. 


Sourced primarily from Saint Clair’s vineyards in Marlborough’s Omaka valley where a combination of warm days, cool nights and clay based soils contribute to greater retention of fruit flavours. The fruit is a blend of Chardonnay clones, predominantly  Mendoza and Burgundian Clone 95. The vines were monitored carefully during ripening and hand harvested at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. 

Wine Analysis
Wine Analysis:

Alcohol 13% v/v

Residual sugar 2.43g/litre 

Acidity 6.0g/litre

pH 3.35

Food Match
Our Food Match Recommendation:

The perfect accompaniment for succulent roast chicken with lemon and garlic.

Tasting Notes PDF
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