Saint Clair ‘Bright Light’ 2014 Sauvignon and Riesling

The demand for low alcohol and low calorie wine in both international and domestic markets has increased to such an extent that New Zealand Winegrowers recently announced the industry is contributing nearly $9 million funding towards a government subsidised $17 million programme for the development and research in ‘skinny wine’. The aim of producing the new low alcohol, low calorie wines is to do so naturally, usually by picking fruit from selected vineyard sites that yield ripeness with lower sugars. Many New Zealand producers have already entered this sector, with Saint Clair introducing its ‘Bright Light’ range last year. Due to its success, the Ibbotson family have extended the range with a Riesling, Pinot Gris and a Sauvignon Blanc Rosé for 2014. Here I review the new ‘Bright Light’ Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.


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  • Saint Clair ‘Vicar’s Choice’ ‘Bright Light’ Marlborough Riesling 2014

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