Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 '43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2015


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £102.90

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Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - This Sauvignon Blanc is distinctively Marlborough and has a fresh vibrant palate of passion fruit, gooseberry and crushed herbs. The wine has a wonderfully full and rich palate with striking minerality leading to a long, lasting finish. It is the crushed herb flavours that is a point of difference for this wine.

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Complex fruit flavours, gooseberry, passion fruit and
some crushed herb. Lovely Marlborough typicity.
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 fruit was sourced from the fertile, deep, free-draining silt- loam soils of the lower
Wairau Valley. Careful monitoring during ripening and harvesting in the cool of the
evening ensured fruit of maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
Winemaking
The fruit was pressed off as quickly as possible to minimise skin contact and juice
deterioration following harvesting. After settling the juice was fermented using
selected yeast in 100% stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and
freshness. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its unique flavour,
intensity and complexity.
Tasting Note
This Sauvignon Blanc is distinctively Marlborough and has a fresh vibrant palate of
passion fruit, gooseberry and crushed herbs. The wine has a wonderfully full and rich
palate with striking minerality leading to a long, lasting finish. It is the crushed herb
flavours that is a point of difference for this wine.
Serving Suggestion
Ideal with vegetarian cuisine such as Goat's Cheese parcels or fresh seafood such
as Fruits de Mer.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%

5452115A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2015
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 '43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - This Sauvignon Blanc is distinctively Marlborough and has a fresh vibrant palate of passion fruit, gooseberry and crushed herbs. The wine has a wonderfully full and rich palate with striking minerality leading to a long, lasting finish. It is the crushed herb flavours that is a point of difference for this wine.

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