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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 '43 Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 '43 Degrees Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

  • Grapes Sauvignon Blanc 100%
  • Country New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Abv 13 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 2.3
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Stewart Maclennan
  • Closure Screwcap
  • A distinctly Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, with green notes of gooseberry, nettle, and blackcurrant bud. The fresh, vibrant palate layers blackcurrant with tropical passion fruit, white peach, and a mineral, a slightly salty richness that leads to a long, lingering finish.
The fruit was sourced from the fertile, deep, free-draining silt-loam soils of the lower Wairau Valley. The rows are planted north-east to south-west at a 43 degree angle rather than the typical north to south. This leads to slightly greener characters in grapes on the south facing side and more tropical characters in grapes on the north facing side. The resulting wine is multi-dimensional and complex. The site is cooler than some other areas of the valley and hence slower to ripen. The distinguishing flavour is of crushed herbs - which is one often associated with the coastal Awatere region. Careful monitoring during ripening and harvesting in the cool of the evening ensures fruit of maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
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CountryNew Zealand
BrandSaint Clair
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

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. The vines are sustainably cultivated and the estate holds the Sustainable Wines of New Zealand certification. 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”.

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