St Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 degrees Sauv Blanc 2010(12x750mL)NZ

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The 43 Degree vineyard is planted with vineyard rows running in an unusual angle of 43 degrees North East to South West. This results in more shade to the southerly aspect of each row thereby producing a slightly more herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc than other sites in Marlborough.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale straw.


Powerful and intense aromas of crushed herb, blackcurrant bud, passionfruit and gooseberry.


Distinctively Marlborough, a Sauvignon Blanc with a fresh vibrant palate of passionfruit and gooseberry along its distinguishing crushed herb characteristic. The wine has a wonderfully full and rich palate with striking minerality leading to a long, lasting finish.

Cellaring Potential

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

Food Matching

An ideal match with fresh seafood such as mussel fritters, scallops or pan-fried fish. It is also perfect with summer salads and smoked chicken.

Winemaking Notes

The rows of vines in this vineyard are planted at an unusual angle of 43 degreesnorth-east to south-west.

The fruit was pressed off as quickly as possible to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling the juice was fermented using selected yeast in 100 percent 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.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy Champion Sauvignon Blanc: New Zealand International Aromatic Wine Competition 2010

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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