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Saint Clair Family Estate Bragato Trophy

02-Sep-13

The winners of the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards were announced on Thursday night at the Marlborough Convention Centre. Saint Clair Family Estate is proud to announce the winning wine for the Sauvignon Blanc Trophy went to growers Phillip and Cheryl Sowman – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc 2012.

The winners of the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards were announced on Thursday night at the Marlborough Convention Centre. Saint Clair Family Estate is proud to announce the winning wine for the Sauvignon Blanc Trophy went to growers Phillip and Cheryl Sowman – Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc 2012.  

 

Saint Clair Family Estate was awarded gold medals across a range of varietals;

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Phillip and Cheryl Sowman

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Hayden and Kerry Register

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 9 Big John Riesling 2012 – John and Lynne Walsh

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Pinot Noir 2012 – Chris and Judy Simmonds

Saint Clair Premium Syrah 2012 – Clive Kerrison

Saint Clair Premium Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2012 – Clive Kerrison

 

Romeo Bragato (1858-1912) is of significant influence to the New Zealand wine industry as he was dedicated to viticulture expertise with a strong focus on quality in the vineyard. Saint Clair Family Estate fits comfortably within his vision, as much of its success has been through the identification of regional differences throughout Marlborough. Open-minded viticulture practises, a talented New Zealand winemaking team and the incredible quality focus has assisted Saint Clair Family Estate in becoming a leading New Zealand wine producer.

 

Neal Ibbotson managing director says Romeo Bragato was spot on and way before his time when he said “good wines are grown in the vineyard”. With many small tanks for Sauvignon Blanc,Saint Clair is able to keep each vineyard batch separate through the fermentation process. Evaluating each blend for quality has provided enormous vineyard kno