St Clair Pioneer Block 14 `Doctor’s Creek` Pinot Noir 2011 (12 x 750mL), NZ

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Overview

Doctor's Creek vineyard is situated south-west of the town of Blenheim and has a northerly aspect with devigourating clay soils . Doctor’s Creek, named after the original land owner, a well known doctor in the area, flows through the adjoining vineyard . Neal and Judy Ibbotson (Saint Clair owners) have successfully experimented with top grafting Pinot Noir (using Dijon clones) in this vineyard where the clay under the sub-soil provides some intense and interesting flavours.

Region:
NZ - Marlborough
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright ruby red.

Aroma

Very pretty and aromatic on the nose with floral notes mixed with dark cherries and a touch of spice.

Palate

Elegant and aromatic with lots of succulent ripe black cherries, aromatic boysenberries and black currant. French oak has added a rich complex toasty finish.

Cellaring Potential

Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop for at least another five years from vintage date.

Food Matching

This Pioneer Block Pinot Noir is perfectly matched with spring lamb, sweet potatoes and roast vegetables.

Vintage
2011
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Saint Clair Family Estate is owned by Neal and Judy Ibbotson, viticulture pioneers in Marlborough since 1978. Grapes were originally supplied to local wine companies; however a desire to extend the quality achieved in the vineyard through to the finished wine led to the establishment of Saint Clair Family Estate in 1994.

The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property, first settled by the Sinclair family. Pioneer James Sinclair built one of the first homes in Blenheim and was closely associated with the early development of the town. Over time the name of the property reverted to the original Saint Clair.

The company's mission is to create world-class wines that exceed their customers every expectation. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise plus Marlborough’s mix of climate and soils with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams, led by Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark.

From 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. Top International accolades include the trophy to Matt Thomson of Saint Clair for White Winemaker of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge, September 2008 and the coveted trophy for Best New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2005. Saint Clair Family Estate also has the distinction of being the first New Zealand wine company to win major international trophies for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in the same year.

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