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"The ‘Pioneer Block' range arguably takes Saint Clair to greater detail and depth than any other producer with wines that express terroir."
Awards & Accolades
Pioneer Block 4 Sawcut Pinot Noir 2005
- Silver: Bragato Wine Awards 2006
- Bronze: NZ International Wine Show 2006
- 4 ½ Stars: Recent Releases, Winestate 2006
“Deep ruby red colour with purple hues. The nose is fresh with dark cherry and berry aromas. Excellent primary fruit aromatics. Palate is keen and fresh with bright berry fruit flavours and fine supple tannins".
Raymond Chan, regionalwines.co.nz 29 June 2006
“First red wine from an exciting new wine region, the Ure Valley, south of Awatere, Marlborough. Subtle perfumed aromatics of licorice and tamarillo, delicious dark cherry flavours and a satin mouth feel that finishes long with a lightly tannic yet powerful aftertaste.”
Roger Ewer, Greymouth Star, 14 June 2006
“Marlborough, violets, plums, dried herbs and cherries. Straightforward with good balance and appealing texture.”
Graeme Barrow, The Daily Post, 27 June 2006
“Deep, sultry colour with aromas like crushed strawberries, earthernware and sultanas drenched in allspice and oak. A strong, gusty pinot with ribbons of flaxseed, clove and mushroom characters. This wine is still going to be playgroup –once it’s past puberty it’s going to mature into something really special.” 4.5 Stars.
Hawkes Bay Today, 1 July 2006