Faultline Sauvignon Blanc, 2017

Saint Clair Family Estates

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Winemaster's View

The colour is somewhat lighter than usual but this is a feature and not a criticism. The nose is light but very typical, gooseberry and grassy, almost jumping out of the glass at you! Palate is dry-ish with a great sharpness borne by the variety and region and has lots of fruit and juiciness. Very typical NZ Sauvignon Blanc with a medium long elegant and attractive finish. - John Brownsdon MW

About the Wine

Marlborough is a dry, sunny viticultural region, situated at the north eastern tip of the South Island, New Zealand. Consisting of two parallel valleys, the Wairau and the Awatere, it stretches along the Pacific Coast.

Saint Clair Family Estates are one of the original Marlborough pioneers. Established in 1978, over the years the winery has become one of New Zealand’s leading wine companies with an exceptional quality record.

Faultline Sauvignon Blanc is made from grapes carefully selected from several vineyards in Marlborough. The vines grow in mixed alluvial soils, which are geologically young and have been distributed along the valley's floors by the Wairau and Awatere rivers. Ideal for viticulture, these alluvial soils have good drainage and low fertility, so the vine is forced to deepen its roots for hydration and nutrients, resulting in grapes which are concentrated in flavour.

Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, in order to retain the fruity and zesty characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc grapes and to preserve the quintessential elements of the Marlborough terroir, which produces wines with notes of peapods, gooseberry and asparagus with a fresh and herbaceous flavour

Goes well with

A subtle style of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this will be ideal as an aperitif wine, but will also make a great combination with white meats such as chicken, guinea fowl and pork.

Try it with lightly griddled scallops and bacon – the richness of the bacon and the texture of the shellfish will be enhanced by the bright acidity and freshness of this wine.

Summary

Name Faultline Sauvignon Blanc
Producer Saint Clair Family Estates
Year 2017
Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Region Marlborough
Country New Zealand
Colour White
ABV 12.0%
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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