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Saint Clair Block 14 'Doctor's Creek' Pinot Noir 2015


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Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - A rounded luscious Pinot Noir with a soft full palate and well balanced acidity. Good length of fruit with flavours dominated by redcurrant and cherries, complemented by hints of plums. Oak ageing has lent warm savoury notes to the palate.

Awards Silver, IWC, 2016

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Ripe red plum and tobacco flavours combined with
spicy vanilla, smooth and muscular style of Pinot Noir.
Producer Note
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 led by Hamish Clark.
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”.
Vineyard
The grapes are selected from the single vineyard "Doctor's Creek" block, named
after the small stream which runs through the centre. Situated south-west of
Blenheim. The soils are made up of clay and are rich, vigour moderating soils.
Winemaking
The fruit was harvested when it had reached full physiological ripeness and
maximum flavour maturity. At the winery the fruit was cold macerated for five days.
Cultured yeasts were used to ferment the wine and during fermentation, the must
was hand plunged up to six times daily. Once dry, each batch was pressed to tank
and then racked off gross lees to a mix of new and used French oak. The wine then
underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged for 10 months in barrel before
being carefully prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
A rounded luscious Pinot Noir with a soft full palate and well balanced acidity. Good
length of fruit with flavours dominated by redcurrant and cherries, complemented by
hints of plums. Oak ageing has lent warm savoury notes to the palate.
Serving Suggestion
This Pioneer Block Pinot Noir is perfectly matched with spring lamb, sweet potatoes
and roast vegetables.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2016

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Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Marlborough

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Saint Clair Block 14 'Doctor's Creek' Pinot Noir 2015

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - A rounded luscious Pinot Noir with a soft full palate and well balanced acidity. Good length of fruit with flavours dominated by redcurrant and cherries, complemented by hints of plums. Oak ageing has lent warm savoury notes to the palate.

Awards Silver, IWC, 2016

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