Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

£145.66
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6 bottle(s) at £24.28 per bottle.
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Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Concentrated flavours of black cherry, blackcurrant, Kalamata olive, and perfumed wild flowers, lead to an elegant palate with a structure reminiscent of finely powdered cocoa or dense dark chocolate. The finish is long incorporating freshly roasted coffee beans, toasty oak and spice.

Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

A lush, full-bodied Pinot Noir with rosehip and raspberry
tones complemented by vanilla oak.
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. 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 Maori word Omaka means 'place of the stream'. The grapes are sourced from a
single vineyard in the Delta region within the Southern Valleys subregion, where the
vines are grown in clay soils. A naturally low cropping vineyard that produces tight
bunches with small berries, which intensifies the wine's flavour and concentration. Some
of the grapes come from the Burgundian clone 115. The fruit was harvested when it
had reached full physiological ripeness and maximum flavour maturity.
Winemaking
The fruit was cold soaked for five days prior to fermentation to help extract maximum
flavour and to enhance colour stability. 18% whole cluster bunches were added to the
fermentation to add a stems component and another layer of complexity.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts; the fermenting
must was hand plunged up to six times daily at the peak of fermentation. At dryness
the wine was pressed, then racked off the gross lees to a mixture of 40% new French
oak and older seasoned 225 litre oak barriques. The wine was aged for 10 months
during which time it underwent malolactic conversion. The wine was then carefully
extracted from oak, blended and prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
Concentrated flavours of black cherry, blackcurrant, Kalamata olive, and perfumed
wild flowers, lead to an elegant palate with a structure reminiscent of finely powdered
cocoa. The finish is long incorporating freshly roasted coffee beans, toasty oak and
spice.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clark & Kyle
Thomson
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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