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Other Vintages: 2015 | 2014
Saint Clair 2014 Vintage

Saint Clair
James Sinclair
Pinot Noir

Fragrant with flavours of bright berry fruits and a fine powdered structure.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Dark garnet.

Aroma:

Ripe cherry and aromatic fragrant floral notes layered with spice and coffee

Palate:

Ripe dark fruits with undertones of fresh ground coffee and complex spice notes. Nice clean acidity balanced well with a fine tannin structure and a lingering toasty finish.

Ageing potential:

Drinking well from release date, this wine can be enjoyed young or with careful cellaring will mature into a more complex wine that can be enjoyed for the next five years.

Winemaking:

At the winery each batch (or vineyard) was held cold for five days prior to fermentation. Cultured yeasts were used for the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must was hand plunged six times daily and then up to eight times daily during the height of fermentation. When dry each batch was pressed to tank, settled and then racked off gross lees to either stainless steel tanks or a mixture of new and older seasoned French oak. The wine underwent 100 per cent malolactic fermentation before being blended and gently prepared for bottling.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.5%v/v, Titratable Acidity: 5.6g/litre, pH: 3.53.

Food match:

Well matched with duck breast with

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Awards

  • Bronze, Royal Easter Wine Show