Wine Saint Clair, "Vicar’s Choice" Sauvignon Blanc, 2016
Reviews of purchase Saint Clair, "Vicar’s Choice" Sauvignon Blanc, 2016
Wine of pale straw color with greenish reflections.
Refreshing taste of wine, full-bodied, with hints of passion fruit, black currant, grapefruit and a long finish with herbal nuances.
This wine has a pleasant aroma with notes of white peach, passion fruit and grapefruit, which blend harmoniously with the mineral and herbal nuances.
Wine can be enjoyed as an independent drink, as well as in combination with seafood, chicken, grilled vegetables or fresh salads.
"Vicar's Choice" - it's a great range of wines, other than fresh and lively taste. Wines of this line perfect for everyday use.
The grapes for "Vicar's Choice" Sauvignon Blanc Cobiralas in different sub-regions of Marlborough, including the classic wine regions Rapaura, Lower Vairano and Brancott Valley. During harvest grape quality is closely monitored, collected only berries that have reached optimum ripeness and flavor. Carefully and quickly grapes delivered to the winery, where the press with the least contact with the skin, and the resulting juice is going through cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, which allows you to keep an extraordinary freshness and purity of flavors.
Vintage 2013 won the gold medal at the competition "Marlborough Wine Show" award and "Pure Gold" contest "Air New Zealand Wine Awards".
Additional awards and ratings from previous vintages:
- 2008: Award "Grand Champion" contest Old Ebbitt Grill Oyster Riot 2008 US silver medals at competitions Vinnaya Karta Open 2009 Russia and the San Francisco International Wine Competition 2009, 4 bronze medals at various international competitions, as well as the status of the "recommended "Competition on International Wine Challenge 2009 and 4 stars from Michael Cooper;
- 2007: Gold Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2008 Silver Medal competition Liquorland Top 100 2007, bronze medal The New Zealand International Wine Show 2007 and 5 stars by the magazine Cuisine Magazine, 2008;
- 2006: Double Gold and the title of "Best Sauvignon Blanc" contest San Francisco International Wine Competition in 2006, as well as 2 silver and 2 bronze medals at various international competitions.
The Company Saint Clair Family Estate was founded in 1978 by spouses Neal and Judy Ibbotson. At first, the couple sold the grapes to local wine company, and in 1994 started producing its own wine. The debut was highly successful - their wines have won numerous awards, among them the gold medal. Since then, the name of St. Clair represents excellent quality, and production has consistently win top awards at the most international competitions, including the prestigious «Air New Zealand Wine Awards».
A huge role in the success of the excellent reputation of the company and the game works here professionals. This is definitely a family Ibbotson, who are engaged in the design, promotion and marketing of wines Saint Clair. And the chief winemaker - Matt Thomson, who joined the firm in 1994 and has experience in the creation of Italian and French wines.
In 2008 in London, Matt Thompson was named "Winemaker of the Year" at the London International Wine Challenge. In 2005 the winery Saint Clair in the International Wine and Spirit Competition was awarded the title of "New Zealand Winery of the Year". Products Saint Clair Family Estate is sold in 35 countries.