St Clair Pioneer Block 18 Snap Block Sauv Blanc /10 (12x750mL)NZ.

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Overview

The Saint Clair Pioneer Block 18 Snap Block vineyard was originally an apple orchard growing the variety Snap.

The wine is intensely concentrated with fresh passionfruit and blackcurrant. A salty minerality leads to a long and lingering finish.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw.

Aroma

Passionfruit, grapefruit and lifted notes of blackcurrant.

Palate

The palate is intensely concentrated with fresh passionfruit and blackcurrant. A salty minerality leads to a long and lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

This wine is drinking beautifully now and may also be enjoyed over the next one to two years.

Food Matching

An ideal match with lightly spiced Thai cuisine or grilled Marlborough salmon with char-grilled vegetables.

Vineyard

This vineyard was originally an apple orchard growing the variety Snap. The very fertile and free draining soils of this site produce extremely healthy vines. This site produces distinguishing blackcurrant and grapefruit flavours. The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard on the fertile, free-draining soils of Marlborough’s lower Wairau region. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal, Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2011

Gold Medal, NZ International Wine Show 2010

Vintage
2010
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

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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