Saint Clair Family Estate is proud to announce a Pinot Noir trophy for Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctor’s Creek Pinot Noir 2016, for the Best Pinot Noir at the Shanghai International Wine Challenge.
This trophy continues the success story for Saint Clair at this prestigious wine competition. It’s the second time that a Saint Clair Pinot Noir has been the best in the show, with the Pioneer Block 22 Barn Block Pinot Noir 2011 achieving this notable accolade in 2013. Prior to this the Marlborough family owned winery won trophies for both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, in 2010 and 2011.
The Shanghai International Wine Challenge (SIWC) was the first of its kind in China when it had its inaugural show back in 2006. This wine show attracts thousands of entries from more than 20 different countries. The SIWC is the only wine challenge in China that is organised by government support. The wines are blind tasted utilising a 100-point scale system. Trophy winners are the wines receiving the highest score.
This news is released at the same time as another win for Saint Clair Pinot Noir with the Korea Wine Challenge 2018 announcing their award winners. Saint Clair Pioneer Block 15 Strip Block Pinot Noir 2017 has been awarded best Pinot Noir. Also awarded was the Saint Clair Pioneer Block 21 Bell Block Sauvignon Blanc, receiving a coveted gold medal.
Saint Clair Managing Director Neal Ibbotson comments; “this success is attributable to a consolidated team effort. Recognition of our quality is incredibly valuable to us as the trophy reaffirms our world-wide positioning of Saint Clair Pinot Noir.”
The importance of the China market is significant to Saint Clair Family Estate and awards such as this assist with brand development and global promotion as a leading New Zealand wine producer.