Produced from the Doctor’s Creek vineyard, south-west of Blenheim.
Soils: Clay rich, vigour moderating soil
Topography: Flat, even land
Climate: Slightly cooler nights than further up the Wairau Valley with a slower, longer ripening period.
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
The cooler Doctor’s Creek area consistently produces fragrant and appealing aromatics.
The fruit was sourced from Saint Clair’s own vineyard at Doctor’s Creek. The grapes harvested for this wine are from clones 115 and 667 with a whole cluster component of 9 per cent.
Deep dark red.
Aromatic floral notes combined with red berry notes and a slight earthy richness.
Full bodied with Morello cherry flavours and a fine silky structure showing fresh vanilla pod, blackberry and blueberry with spice on the finish.