Saint Clair `Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees` Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (12 x 750mL).

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Overview

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.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with a slight green hue.

Aroma

The effect of the 43 degree angle of these vines is evident in the lovely contrast of tropical fruits and herbaceous aromas. Pink grapefruit and melon combine with snow pea and fresh greens.

Palate

Passionfruit, melon and citrus with underlying fresh herb notes and a hint of flint.

Ageing

Drinking beautifully now and best enjoyed over the next two years.

Food Matching

A perfect companion for seafood, this wine also complements fresh vegetarian cuisine.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2013

Top 100 Blue Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2014

Vintage
2013
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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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