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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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ProWein 2020 fairground map: Hall 9

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 Marlborough

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 28 Camp Block Pinot Blanc 2018

Marlborough - Colour: Pale straw. Aroma: Perfumed white flower and honeysuckle blossom. Fresh green apple, star anise with a hint of white pepper. Palate: Ripe citrus and greengage plum layered with citrus and grapefruit peel. This dry, refreshing the crisp palate is versatile and will age gracefully with careful cellaring. Ageing: Perfectly balanced for immediate enjoyment, this wine will continue to evolve and reward over the next five years.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 12.5 % ABV   |   RS: 4.8 g/l

Blend
100% Pinot Blanc

Vinification
The grapes were gently harvested and pressed. The free-run juice was fermented in stainless steel with the selected yeast M2. Post-fermentation the wine was left on lees to add complexity and roundness to the palate. Components of two selected parcels were blended post ferment, lightly fined and carefully finished for bottling.

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Vintage
2016-2018

Designation
semi-dry

Color
White

Wine Type
Still wine

Primary Variety
Pinot Blanc

Production methods
Vegan, Vegetarian

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

Product category: wines from Marlborough

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 22 Barn Block Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough - Colour: Dark red core with a purple-tinged rim. Aroma: Aromas of dark forest berries, blackberry and blueberries with spiced liquorice and cedar notes. Palate: A rich dark palate of ripe forest fruit and spiced plum flavours with a touch of fresh coffee. The rich silky structure and fine-grained tannins lead to a long toasty finish. Ageing: Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop for at least another five years from vintage date and beyond.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 13.5 % ABV

Blend
100% Pinot Noir

Vinification
The fruit was harvested when it reached full physiological ripeness and maximum flavour maturity. At the winery, the fruit was held cold for five days prior to fermentation to help extract maximum flavour and to enhance colour stability. A specially selected yeast was used to carry out the primary alcoholic fermentation during which the fermenting must be hand plunged up to six times daily at the peak of fermentation. At dryness, the wine was pressed, then racked off gross lees to a mixture of 22 per cent new French oak and older seasoned 225-litre oak barriques. During maturation, the barrels were regularly tasted until the right balance was achieved (10 months). During the time in oak, the young wine completed malolactic fermentation. The wine was then carefully extracted from oak, blended and prepared for bottling.

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Vintage
2016-2018

Designation
dry

Color
Red

Wine Type
Still wine

Primary Variety
Pinot Noir

Product category: wines from Marlborough

Saint Clair Origin Pinot Noir 2018

Marlborough - 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.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 13 % ABV

Blend
100% Pinot Noir

Vinification
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.

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Vintage
2016-2018

Designation
dry

Color
Red

Wine Type
Still wine

Primary Variety
Pinot Noir

Production methods
Vegetarian

Product category: wines from Marlborough

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 4 Sawcut Chardonnay 2017

Marlborough - Colour: Pale gold. Aroma: Lifted aromas of nectarine and grapefruit with a hint oyster shell. Palate: An elegant palate with luscious stone fruit and spice notes. Ageing: Will continue to improve and reward with careful cellaring over the next five years.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 13 % ABV   |   RS: 1.2 g/l

Blend
100% Chardonnay

Vinification
The fruit was hand-picked when it reached full physiological ripeness and maximum flavour maturity. At the winery, the fruit was whole bunch pressed to ensure the best fruit flavours were preserved. After settling, the juice was inoculated with selected yeast strains. The wine was fermented in French oak barriques, a quarter of which was new oak. The wine then went through malolactic fermentation, followed by ten months ageing on yeast lees with regular stirring. The wine was then carefully blended, stabilised and prepared for bottling.

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Vintage
2016-2018

Designation
dry

Color
White

Wine Type
Still wine

Intense Aromas
Nectarine, Grapefruit

Primary Variety
Chardonnay

Product category: wines from Marlborough

Saint Clair Wairau Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough - Colour: Pale straw. Aroma: Elegant, poised aromas of tropical passionfruit and ripe blackcurrant combine with a subtle saline note. Palate: The palate is full and lush with rich flavours of passionfruit, blackcurrant and fresh grapefruit. An underlying salty character leads to a long lingering finish. Ageing Potential: Drinking beautifully now and will be at its best over the next three years.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 13 % ABV   |   RS: 2.5 g/l

Blend
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification
The juice was pressed off immediately to minimize skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling the juice was fermented in stainless steel using a selected yeast strain. The fermentation was carried out at cool temperatures to retain varietal characters and freshness. This parcel was identified by our winemaking team during comprehensive blind tastings as the very best batch of wine produced for the 2019 vintage and therefore bottled as the Saint Clair Wairau Reserve.

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Vintage
2019-2020

Designation
dry

Color
White

Wine Type
Still wine

Intense Aromas
Passion fruit, Black currant

Primary Variety
Sauvignon Blanc

Production methods
Vegan, Vegetarian

Product category: wines from Marlborough

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 20 Cash Block Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough - Colour: Pale straw. Aroma: Intense and herbaceous with pronounced notes of blackcurrant, green capsicum and ripe tropical fruits. Palate: Rich and full with flavours of ripe passionfruit, grapefruit and kaffir lime. Fresh capsicum and blackcurrant combined with a salty minerality, gives this elegant wine a long, lingering finish. Ageing: A wine best enjoyed in its youth within two to three years from vintage date.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 13 % ABV   |   RS: 2.6 g/l

Blend
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification
The juice was pressed off immediately to minimize skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling, the juice was fermented using carefully selected yeast 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 as well as its fullness and balance.

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Vintage
2019-2020

Designation
dry

Color
White

Wine Type
Still wine

Intense Aromas
Black currant

Primary Variety
Sauvignon Blanc

Production methods
Vegan, Vegetarian

Product category: wines from Marlborough

Saint Clair Origin Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Marlborough - Colour: Pale straw. Aroma: Tropical notes of passionfruit, grapefruit and blackcurrant combine with herbaceous characters and subtle salty note. Palate: Rich and weighty with pungent flavours of passionfruit and fresh grapefruit along with green notes of nettle and capsicum. A salty minerality leads to a long lingering finish. Ageing Potential: Perfect for drinking immediately, this wine will be at its best over the next two to three years.

Region
New Zealand > Marlborough

Alc.: 13 % ABV   |   RS: 2.3 g/l

Blend
100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vinification
The fruit was sourced from a selection of vineyards located predominantly in the lower Wairau sub-region. This is what Saint Clair regards as Marlborough’s best sub-region for Sauvignon Blanc, producing wines with heightened expression. Each vineyard block was harvested at optimum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness. Grapes were transported to the winery quickly and pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact. After cold settling the juice from each batch was fermented at cool temperatures using selected yeast strains. Each batch was assessed for quality and only the best components were selected for this ‘Origin’ blend.

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Vintage
2019-2020

Designation
dry

Color
White

Wine Type
Still wine

Intense Aromas
Passion fruit, Grapefruit, Black currant

Primary Variety
Sauvignon Blanc

Production methods
Vegetarian