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Saint Clair Origin Hawkes Bay Merlot 2021

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6 bottle(s) at £18.27 per bottle.
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Saint Clair Origin Hawkes Bay Merlot 2021

  • Grapes Merlot 100%
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region: Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels
  • Abv 13 %
  • Body Value: B (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 0.1
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/Yes
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Kyle Thompson
  • Closure Screwcap
  • A luscious Merlot displaying savoury aromas of olive, cedar and spice. layered with flavours of dark berried fruits and black plum through to a lightly spiced and toasty
2x cases 10% off
The outstanding fruit was sourced predominantly from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels area of Hawkes Bay. The vigour moderating, free draining, gravel soil provides a superb base for the low yielding Merlot. These vineyard sites have ideal ripening conditions for achieving the ripe berry aromatics and balanced tannin structure that Saint Clair Merlot exhibits. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening; and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
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CountryNew Zealand
BrandSaint Clair
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offYes

Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994. They own 160 hectares of vineyard in 10 different Marlborough locations chosen
specifically for the attributes of their individual "terroir" and ability to produce top quality grapes. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive expertise in viticulture with the talent of one of New Zealand's leading winemaking teams. The vines are sustainably cultivated and the estate holds the Sustainable Wines of New Zealand certification. Since 1994, when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today. This is a sentiment shared by Bob Campbell MW, who says “Saint Clair now makes the country’s and perhaps the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc”.

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