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

Country - New Zealand

Region - Marlborough

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Saint Clair

Tasting notes - 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, slightly salty richness which leads to a long, lingering finish.

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

Zesty fruit flavours, gooseberry, passion fruit, grapefruit
and crushed herb. Lovely Marlborough typicity.
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
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.
Winemaking
The fruit was pressed off as quickly as possible to minimise skin contact and preserve
the quality of the juice following harvesting. After settling the juice was fermented using
selected yeast in 100% stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and
freshness. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its unique flavour,
intensity and complexity.
Tasting Note
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, slightly salty richness which leads to a long, lingering
finish.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Winemaker: Hamish Clark and
Stewart Maclennan
Region: Marlborough
Subregion: Marlborough
Country: New Zealand
Alcohol: 13%

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