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An Array of Gold for Saint Clair Family Estate

16-Sep-13

New Zealand’s largest wine competition has sorted through more than 2,000 entries and have now publicised gold medal results. Saint Clair Family Estate has been awarded a total of fourteen gold medals across their range of varietals and price points.

New Zealand’s largest wine competition has sorted through more than 2,000 entries and have now publicised gold medal results. Saint Clair Family Estate has been awarded a total of fourteen gold medals across their range of varietals and price points.
 
The New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 will announce trophy winners at a dinner with world class wines held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Auckland on Saturday 28th September. On this evening the full Champions List will be confirmed and the recipient of the Sir George Fistonich Medal as a Legend of New Zealand wine will be named.
 
It is apparent the new 2013 vintage Sauvignon Blanc wines from Saint Clair are of exceptional quality with six gold medals being awarded for Saint Clair’s Sauvignon Blanc single vineyard  Pioneer Block wines, as well as the iconic Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Noir was also well awarded achieving four gold medals and Chardonnay two.
 
The winemakers are ecstatic about the gold award for the Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Noble Riesling 2013 as this wine is only made when Mother Nature provides perfect conditions for Botrytis Cinerea. At near 100 per cent infection in the vines just about every berry was losing water and shrivelling but not losing the flavour, acidity or sugar, a perfect scenario for a perfect Botrytis wine. 
 
The combination of flavour intensity and quality in the vineyard combined with excellence in winemaking are essential factors leading to the gold medal success in the wines listed below;
 
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 24 Arthur Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 2 Swamp Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc 2013
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 18 Snap Block Sauvignon Blanc 2013
 
 
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 23 Master Block Pinot Noir 2012
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 16 Awatere Pinot Noir 2012
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 22 Barn Block Pinot Noir 2012
 
Gold Medal – Saint Clair Godfrey’s Creek Reserve Noble Riesling 2013
 
Consistent quality with a team approach are key factors to the success of the family owned winery and have contributed greatly to putting Saint Clair Family Estate on the world map as a leading New Zealand wine producer.