26th October 2021
The show that promotes sub regionality and diversity of wines grown in New Zealand’s largest wine region is run by Wine Marlborough. This year the judging at the Marlborough Convention Centre took place under strict Level-2 COVID guidelines. A full three days of blind tasting across a total of 544 wines.
The judging team included 10 senior judges including guest judge Stephen Wong MW as well as six associates. Chief judge was Marlborough Winemaker Ben Glover. Ben says the team is an excellent, cohesive, thought-provoking judging base. “There are an exceptional bunch of judges in the Marlborough region, and it’s always good, as a collective, to get together and taste the region’s amazing wines within a judging forum,” he says.
Top performing wines are rewarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. Trophy winners will be announced at the Celebration Long Lunch planned for Thursday 18th November.
Saint Clair wines achieving highly acclaimed gold medal status are as follows;
Saint Clair Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2020
Saint Clair Origin Pinot Noir 2020
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Pinot Noir 2020
Saint Clair Pioneer Block 15 Pinot Noir 2020
One Chardonnay, two Sauvignon Blancs and three Pinot Noirs indicate that Saint Clair has a focus on quality wine production across different varietals as well as price points. These gold medals provided from the relevant and credible platform of the Marlborough Wine Show, further cements Saint Clair’s reputation as a leading New Zealand wine producer.