Aromatic white peach and nectarine laced with subtle notes of almond blossom and nutmeg spice.
A rich and complex palate layered with stone fruit flavours and a combination of citrus and spice. Ripe and generous with a lingering finish.
Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will be at its best within three years of vintage date.
Stewart Maclennan and Hamish Clark
Omahu Road, Gimblett Gravels winegrowing District, Hawke’s Bay.
Soils: Vigour moderating free-draining gravel.
Flat, even site with a gradual slope.
Warm, sheltered site.
Regional characteristics and contribution to uniqueness of flavours:
Warm days and cooler nights with gravel-rich vigour-moderating soils all contribute to berries producing perfumed aromatics and concentrated flavours.
This outstanding fruit was sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels wine-growing district of Hawke’s Bay. The vigour moderating, free-draining gravel provides a superb base for the Viognier grape variety. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the full aromatic profile and concentrated flavours that Viognier can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.
Grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness, pressed off, and settled. The Viognier juice was then transported to the Saint Clair Marlborough winery where it was fermented using carefully selected yeast in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. This was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its power and intensity of flavour and its fullness and balance.
Alcohol 13% v/v
Residual sugar 3.4g/L
Our Food Match Recommendation:
Enjoy with mildly spiced chicken or sweet root vegetable salad with carrot and sweet potato.