Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

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Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

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 2019

A lush, full-bodied Pinot Noir. Ripe cherry and strawberry
dominate with a touch of smoky oak and vanilla,
coconut tones.


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 natural acidity.


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%

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