Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Gris Rose 2019

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Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Gris Rose

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Pinot Gris 94%, Malbec 3%, Pinot Noir 2%, Pinot Blanc 1%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - Pale watermelon blush in colour, this is a refreshing rosé with aromatic pink grapefruit, summer berries and lemon blossom on the nose. It is beautifully balanced, with a juicy palate of ripe watermelon, nashi pear and pink grapefruit flavours. 

 

Saint Clair Origin Marlborough Pinot Gris Rose

Vibrant and creamy strawberry and cranberry fruits are
enhanced by spiced pear and a refreshing 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 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”.


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 acidity.


Vineyard
In 2001 Saint Clair introduced a ‘grading system’ for each of its vineyards and marks
them out of 10 for quality each year. This provides valuable information in terms of
which vineyards provide the best fruit and which varieties produce the best quality
within each of the vineyards. The grading system is also used extensively as a
management tool for identifying and improving best vineyard practices. The
vineyards are carefully managed, using a sustainable approach with minimal use of
vineyard sprays, maintaining an open canopy with good light and airflow, leaf
plucking, fruit and shoot thinning and selection.


Winemaking
The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain freshness and
capture the fruit flavours. The grapes spent only a few hours on skins to extract the
delicate flavour, aroma and colour and were then carefully pressed. After settling,
the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain
the pure fruit flavours and freshness. The wine was then stabilised and prepared for
bottling. A dash of Gewürtztrminer and Sauvignon Blanc were added to the blend in
tiny quantities for complexity.


Tasting Note
Watermelon blush with aromas of ripe red pears and sun-warmed strawberries. The
palate is refreshing and lightly textured showcasing an array of ripe orchard fruits,
which merge into a medley of fresh strawberry and raspberry with a hint of cream.


Grape
Pinot Gris 94%, Pinot Noir 5%, Malbec 1%

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