A powerful mix of dark berries with perfumed violets, olive, spices, and a tinge of freshly ground coffee on the nose. The palate is full bodied with layers of ripe dark berries, freshly ground spice and black olives combined with savoury notes. The acidity is beautifully balanced with round mouth coating fine tannins and savoury oak and fresh coffee notes can be found on the finish.
Saint Clair Marlborough Pinot Noir
A medium bodied Pinot Noir with ripe plum fruits, vanilla and spice notes all enhanced by a long finish.
The grapes were destemmed and the must was chilled in small open top stainless steel fermenters for four to five days. A mixture of indigenous and cultured yeasts were used to carry out the primary alcoholic fermentation, during which time the fermenting must was hand plunged up to six times daily. At dryness, each batch was pressed to tank and then racked off the gross lees to a combination of new and used French oak. The wine underwent a malolactic fermentation and was aged for eight months before being blended and prepared for bottling.
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Beautifully matched with barbequed venison or seared lamb.
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– Gold, Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
– Silver, International Wine Challenge 2017