Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

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Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 96%, Malbec 4%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Aromas of ripe red berries are interlaced with spice and blackcurrant bud. The palate is full and rich, with flavours of vibrant red berries, layered with warm, spiced fruit through to a lingering, silky finish. 

Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

A flavoursome Pinot Noir with ripe raspberry and black
cherry fruits, vanilla and spice notes all enhanced by a
silky finish.
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”.
Vintage
Short periods of rain during the harvest were followed by brilliant sunshine and mild
breezes which helped to dry the berries. Harvest started in earnest on 13th March and
continued at a steady and manageable pace with minimal pressure. The vintage
proceeded in near perfect conditions, with 2019 producing exceptional quality fruit with
very concentrated flavours with excellent natural acidity.
Vineyard
The fruit is sourced from a number of specifically chosen low cropping vineyards from
the Southern Valleys region of the Wairau Plain. The vines are grown in very clay rich,
vigour moderating soils. Each vineyard is closely monitored and tasted to determine
when the flavours were at their optimum and harvested in the cool of the morning.
Winemaking
The grapes from each vineyard underwent a cold maceration for five days, to assist
colour and flavour extraction. The juice was then inoculated with yeast for the primary
alcoholic fermentation and hand plunged up to eight times daily, during the height of
fermentation. When dry, each batch was pressed to tank, settled and then racked off
the gross lees to either stainless steel tanks or a combination of new and older,
seasoned French oak. 100% underwent malolactic conversion. Following maturation, it
was blended, fined, lightly filtered and gently prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
Aromas of ripe red berries are interlaced with spice and blackcurrant bud. The palate
is full and rich, with flavours of vibrant red berries, layered with warm, spiced fruit
through to a silky finish.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clark & Kyle
Thompson
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5%

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