Country: New Zealand Region: Marlborough
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2011 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Saint Clair
Saint Clair has developed six vineyards in different sites in Marlborough, including the Rapaura, Awatere, Waihopai and Omaka Valleys. Only superior fruit from the best locations for each individual variety is selected for the Saint Clair label.
Other factors contributing to wine quality include a sustainable approach with minimal use of vineyard sprays, open canopy with good light and airflow, leaf plucking, fruit and shoot thinning and selection with no cultivation. After harvest the fruit is moved rapidly from vine, to press, to tank and barrel, to preserve fruit quality and character.
Tasting Note :
Fresh wild thyme, raspberry leaf and red plum with a hint of spicy oak. Elegant in style displaying black Kalamata olives, black cherry and spiced red plum. The acidity combines with the ripe powdered tannin to create a full round palate followed by savory oak and a long spicy finish.
Fish / Spring lam / Barbequed beef