Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - A powerful and intense wine with an aromatic nose of white currant, capsicum and fragrant tropical fruit with a hint of thyme. Luscious ripe blackcurrant and lime flavours envelop the palate, which has a chalky texture. This is a pure and focussed Sauvignon Blanc with a long, lingering finish.

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Block Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

This is an intense and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc with
vibrant herbaceous and mineral flavours finishing on a
note of peapod and grapefruit.
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”.
Vineyard
This vineyard site has been the foundation for some of Saint Clair’s finest wines. This is
the vineyard where Saint Clair Family Estate first discovered the fruit to make their
flagship Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. The fruit is sourced from a single
vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley. The Block One site was previously part of the
Wairau flood plain and is renowned for its deep, highly fertile, free-draining soils, which
have been built up over time and help to produce the intensity of flavour in the resulting
wine. The vineyard has a flat profile and is situated approximately three metres above
sea level. It is now protected from flooding by a stopbank. Located in a slightly cooler
site than the majority of the Marlborough Valley, the vines have a slower annual
ripening period. The fruit is carefully monitored during the ripening stage and is
harvested during the cooler evenings, at maximum flavour maturity and physiological
ripeness.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested in the cool of the evening to retain freshness; pressed
immediately to minimise skin contact and to preserve the quality of the juice. Once
settled, the must was fermented in stainless steel using a selected yeast strain.
Fermentation took place at cool temperatures to retain the fruit flavours and aromatic
freshness. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its opulence and
intensity of flavour.
Tasting Note
A powerful and intense wine with an aromatic nose of white currant, capsicum and
fragrant tropical fruit with a hint of thyme. Luscious ripe blackcurrant and lime flavours
envelop the palate, which has a chalky texture. This is a pure and focussed Sauvignon
Blanc with a long, lingering finish.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clark &
Stewart Maclennan
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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