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Saint Clair Family Estate

13 Selmes Road, Rapaura, Blenheim, 7240 Marlborough
New Zealand
Telephone +64 3 5788695
Fax +64 3 5788696

This company is co-exhibitor of
New Zealand Winegrowers

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ProWein 2020 hall map (Hall 9): stand E36

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.06  wines from Oceania
  • 01.06.02  wines from New Zealand
  • 01.06.02.05  wines from Hawkes Bay

Our products

Product category: wines from Hawkes Bay

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Cabernet Merlot 2018

Gimblett Gravels - Colour: Deep dark ruby core with a thin purple rim. Aroma: Perfumed with fresh blackcurrant, dark plum and cigar box aromas with a touch of new leather. Palate: Fresh blueberries and wild blackberries, with a fresh roasted coffee bean. A dense full-bodied palate with toasty oak on the finish. Ageing: Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop and delight for at least 5 years from vintage but with careful cellaring will continue to develop and please.

Region
New Zealand > Hawke's Bay > Gimblett Gravels

Alc.: 13.5 % ABV

Blend
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot, 4% Malbec

Vinification
This wine is a blend of 55 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, 41 per cent Merlot and 4 per cent Malbec. Each variety was kept separate during fermentation through to the time of blending. The fruit was held cold for four days prior to ferment to help extract maximum flavour and enhance colour stability. Inoculation took place to carry out the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must was hand plunged up to four times daily. When dry the young wines were pressed and then racked off gross lees to 35 per cent new French oak 65 per cent seasoned French oak. The wine underwent a clean malolactic fermentation while ageing in oak for 10 months. It was then gently extracted from oak, blended and carefully prepared for bottling.

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Vintage
2016-2018

Designation
dry

Color
Red

Wine Type
Still wine

Primary Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon

Production methods
Vegetarian