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"Clair Family Estate now sits alongside Villa Maria as one of New Zealand’s most awarded wineries. And it’s nice to know it’s still New Zealand family-owned."
Deborah Walton and Peter Morice Timaru Herald, 3 November 2009

Our Wines

Other Vintages: 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Saint Clair 2008 Vintage

Saint Clair
Marlborough Premium
Pinot Gris

A delicious Pinot Gris with ripe pear and apricot flavours and a touch of spice.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson

Colour:

Pale gold

Aroma:

This wine shows lifted notes of pear and apricot, supported by underlying breadcrust and marzipan with delicate floral notes.

Palate:

A medium-bodied wine with a refreshing and full palate showing ripe pear and apricot, along with a touch of spice. Excellent balance with a long lingering finish.

Ageing potential:

This wine is drinking well now and will cellar well for up to 18 months from vintage date.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 7.3g/litre, Residual Sugar: 4.0g/litre, pH: 3.34.

Food match:

Enjoy with lightly spiced Asian curries or fresh summer salads with pan-fried scallops.

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Awards

  • Gold, Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2009