Saint Clair Marlborough Origin Pinot Noir 2018

Ripe medley of bright berry fruit and spice with a long persistent finish.

Winemakers: Hamish Clark and Kyle Thompson

Colour:
Cherry red.

Aroma:
Ripe red berry aromas combined with spice and blackcurrant bud.

Palate:
A full and rich palate displaying flavours of bright red berries combined with warm spiced fruit. Delicate powdered tannins enhance palate weight and the finish is lingering and silky.

Ageing Potential:
Drinking beautifully from the release date, this wine can be enjoyed young or with careful cellaring will mature into a more complex wine that can be enjoyed for the next three years.

 

 

 

Viticulture: The fruit was sourced from a number of specifically chosen low cropping vineyards from the Southern Valleys region of the Wairau Plain. Leading up to harvest each vineyard was closely monitored and tasted to determine when the flavours were at their optimum and harvested in the cool of the morning.

Winemaking:
At the winery, each batch (or vineyard) was held cold for five days prior to fermentation to help with colour and flavour extraction. The juice was then inoculated with yeast for the primary alcoholic fermentation and hand plunged up to eight times daily during the height of fermentation. When dry each batch was pressed to tank, settled and then racked off gross lees to either stainless steel tanks or a mixture of new and older seasoned French oak. The wine underwent 100 per cent malolactic fermentation before being blended, fined, lightly filtered and gently prepared for bottling.

Wine Analysis:
Alcohol 13% v/v
Titratable Acidity 5.1g/litre
pH 3.65

Food Match:
Well-matched with spring lamb.

Vegetarian friendly

Awards:

SILVER Medal - Japan Wine Challenge 2019

SILVER Medal - NZ International Wine Competition 2019

VINTAGES

2017

NZ$24.90