Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc


Region: Marlborough
2016
ABV 13.0
Price:
Sale price$29.99

Description

Viticulture:
The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard owned by the Sowman family on the fertile, free-draining soils of the lower Wairau Valley. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

Winemaking:
The juice was pressed off immediately following harvesting to minimize skin contact and juice deterioration. After settling, the juice was fermented using a selected yeast strain in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its power and intensity of flavour.

Colour:
Pale straw with a slight green hue.

Aroma:
Aromatic grapefruit and fragrant tropical fruit with a hint of oyster shell.

Palate:
Luscious ripe blackcurrant and pink grapefruit flavours combine with a green herbaceous thread. The palate is steely with mineral notes and a subtle salty note lingering on the finish.

Cellaring:
Drinking beautifully now and best enjoyed over the next two years.

Analysis:
Alcohol 13% v/v, Residual sugar 1.3g/L, Acidity 7.1g/litre, pH 3.34

Food Match:
An ideal match with smoked salmon or green-lipped mussels.

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