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Saint Clair 2016 Vintage

Saint Clair
Marlborough Premium
Pinot Gris

Light and crisp with flavours of fresh pear and baked bread crust

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Pale gold

Aroma:

Fragrant ripe pear and freshly baked bread crust, straight from the oven.

Palate:

Fresh and juicy with flavours of baked pear crumble and cinnamon. The wine is finely structured, with a rich, silky mouthfeel and a dry finish.

Ageing potential:

Drinking well now, this wine will increase in complexity over at least the next three years.

Winemaking:

The fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere Valleys and harvested at optimum flavour ripeness. The free-run juice was drained from the press and cold settled before a cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain the varietal aromas. A small portion was fermented in old oak and underwent malolactic fermentation in order to add complexity and texture. The parcels of wine were selected by the winemakers and blended then stabilised and carefully prepared for bottling.

Viticulture:

The fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere Valleys and harvested at optimum flavour ripeness. The free-run juice was drained from the press and cold settled before a cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain the varietal aromas. A small portion was fermented in old oak and underwent malolactic fermentation in order to add complexity and texture. The parcels of wine were selected by the winemakers and blended then stabilised and carefully prepared for bottling.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 5.5g/L, Residual Sugar: 4.1g/L, pH: 3.30.

Food match:

Food friendly and versatile. Well matched with a pear, rocket and blue cheese salad or freshly shaved Pecorino cheese.

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