Joelle Thomson

Wine writer and award winning wine author

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A new Dawn sparkling wine

Wine of the week... Dawn

Saint Clair Dawn NV RRP $37.99

Wines such as this one can tear at the heartstrings, given its history - it's a tribute to its eponymous namesake, Dawn Ibbotson, who lived to be 105 and inspired her family to make this wine in her name. Saint Clair Family Estates continues to make Dawn bubbly and this is the first multi vintage blend of the wine; 63% Chardonnay and 37% Pinot Noir with 30 months on tirage (less ageing). Beautiful flavours of fresh crisp green apples and a bold citrusy aroma add depth to this youthful sparkling wine.