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Saint Clair 2016 Vintage

Saint Clair
Vicar's Choice
Pinot Gris

Medium bodied with flavours of pear, pastry and spice.

Winemaker:

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Colour:

Pale gold.

Aroma:

Fresh aromas of juicy pear combined with vanilla and sweet spice.

Palate:

Silky textured with baked pear crumble, vanilla, cinnamon and fresh stonefruit notes. The wine is off-dry, but has just a hint of sweetness and a long lingering finish.

Ageing potential:

Released ready to drink, this wine will be at its best over the next three or four years.

Winemaking:

After pressing and cold settling the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to enhance the purity of varietal flavours. Texture was developed by regular lees stirring post fermentation. The individual batches were selected on quality then blended together before being balanced and stabilised for bottling.

Viticulture:

The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness from a selection of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere Valleys.

Wine Analysis:

Alcohol: 13% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 5.9g/litre, Residual Sugar: 5.5g/L, pH: 3.38.

Food match:

A perfect aperitif wine, or a great match with pork dishes.

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Awards

  • Silver, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016