Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor's Creek Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor's Creek 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 - A rounded luscious Pinot Noir with aromatic floral notes combined with red berries and a subtle earthy richness. Full bodied on the palate, with Morello cherry flavours and a fine silky structure showing fresh vanilla pod, blackberry and blueberry with spice on the finish.

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor's Creek Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

Ripe strawberry and tobacco flavours combine with spicy

cloves and vanilla, smooth and opulent 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. 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”.
The grapes are selected from the single vineyard "Doctor's Creek" block, named after
the small stream which runs through the centre. The vineyard is situated southwest of
Blenheim where the soils are made up of clay and are rich, vigour moderating soils.
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 to help extract
maximum flavour and to enhance colour stability. 8% of whole cluster fruit was added
to the fermentation adding the stems component to the mix. Specially selected
cultured yeasts were used to carry out fermentation, during which the fermenting must
was hand-plunged up to six times daily. Once dry, each batch was pressed to tank
and then racked off gross lees to 24% new French oak and older, seasoned barriques.
During its time in oak, the wine underwent malolactic conversion and was aged for 10
months, before being carefully prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
A luscious Pinot Noir with ripe damson plums complemented by aromatic floral notes.
Smooth and opulent, with wild red fruit, cherry and spicy plum flavours enveloped in a
fine, silky structure finishing with a hint of toasty oak.
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clark & Kyle
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13.5%

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