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Saint Clair 2014 Vintage

Saint Clair
Vicar's Choice
Pinot Gris

Medium bodied with a refreshing palate of ripe pear and a touch of bread crust.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Pale gold.

Aroma:

Lifted aromas of pear and apricot are supported by underlying spice and delicate floral notes.

Palate:

Medium bodied with refreshing flavours of ripe pear combined with a touch of bread crust. The wine is well balanced and has a long, lingering finish.

Ageing potential:

Drinking well now and will continue to develop more opulence over the coming 3 or 4 years.

Winemaking:

After pressing and cold settling the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to enhance purity of flavour. To add complexity and mouthfeel, a small portion was fermented in old oak barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation. The resulting wine was blended and stabilised before being carefully prepared for bottling.

Viticulture:

The fruit was sourced from a mix of Wairau Valley and Awatere Valley vineyard sites harvested at optimum flavour ripeness.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13.50% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 5.70 g/litre, Residual Sugar: 3.10 g/L, pH: 3.47.

Food match:

A great complement to rich white meat dishes and spiced Asian foods.

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