Saint Clair James Sinclair Pinot Gris 2015

Elegant and crisp with flavours of citrus blossom and white pear.

Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark

Pale gold

Citrus blossom, beeswax and fresh white pear.

Elegant with juicy pear and honeycomb notes and a delicate hint of sweetness.

Ageing potential:
Drinking well now, this wine will increase in opulence and complexity over at least the next three years.

The free-run juice was drained from the press and cold settled before a cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain the varietal aromas. A small portion was fermented in old oak and underwent malolactic fermentation in order to add complexity and texture. The parcels of wine were selected by the winemakers and blended, then stabilized and carefully prepared for bottling.

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

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol: 13% v/v, Titratable Acidity: 5.8g/L, Residual Sugar: 4.5g/L, pH: 3.46.

Food match:
A perfect aperitif, or would be an ideal accompaniment for a goats cheese tart.

BLUE GOLD Medal - Sydney International Wine Competition 2017

GOLD Medal - New Zealand International Show 2017

4 STARS - Winestate Magazine Pinot Gris/Grigio Wine Show 2016

4 STARS - Bob Campbell 2016

3.5 STARS - Winestate 2017