Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

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Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Juicy red fruit aromas dominate with notes of sun-ripened strawberry, raspberry bramble accompanied by subtle hints of wild thyme. On the palate, concentrated flavours of fresh raspberries and ripe red cherry are enveloped in silky tannins with a touch of cardamom spice on the finish. 

Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Light bodied with delicate red fruits, plums and
strawberries with a subtle touch of earthiness and a fresh,
sappy 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
The quality of fruit from the 2020 harvest was exceptional. A large stretch of classic
stunning Marlborough sunshine, with virtually no rain, hence no disease, ensured the
berries reached their full physiological ripeness. Warm weather during November and
early December 2019, meant flowering was excellent, leading to average yields for the
season. March produced ideal growing conditions with true Marlborough style of warm
days and cool nights; the latter producing fruit with the characteristic refreshing acidity.
2020 produced average yields of high quality fruit.
Vineyard
The fruit was sourced from a number of specifically selected low cropping vineyards
from the Southern Valleys region of Marlborough. Leading up to the harvest, each
vineyard was closely monitored and the grapes were tasted to determine when the
flavours were at their optimum. Harvesting took place during the cool of the morning to
retain the freshness and vibrancy of flavour in the berries.
Winemaking
Each parcel of fruit was cool macerated for five days to help achieve flavour and
colour extraction. Selected yeasts were used for fermentation and the wine was hand
plunged at the height of fermentation. It was then gently pressed and racked off the
gross lees to either stainless steel tanks or to older seasoned French oak, where 100%
underwent malolactic conversion before being blended, fined, lightly filtered and gently
prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
Aromas of ripe fresh raspberries and warm red plum are accompanied by subtle hints
of dried thyme on this enticing bouquet. Delicious flavours of concentrated red fruits
and dried savoury herbs create a fruit-forward rounded, smooth palate, with a silky
tannin structure complementing the long, toasty finish.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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