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Saint Clair Pinot Noir Pioneer Block Lone Gum 2010

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Aromas of ripe, dark berries with an aromatic lift of dried herb and violet. Smooth, rich and long. Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own 100 hectares of vineyards in six different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual locations and ability to produce top quality grapes. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams, led by Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark From 1994 when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today. Grapes : 100%Pinot Noir Region : New Zealand / Marlborough Maker : Matt Thomson Notes : Aromas of ripe, dark berries with an aromatic lift of dried herb and violet. An elegant wine with flavours of ripe, dark berries and a touch of spice with an intense finish. Serve : This Pioneer Block Pinot Noir is best matched with barbecued lamb rack or scotch fillet with mushrooms, Duck, Roast chicken or turkey. ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Saint Clair:
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to furth... Read more
Architect Neal Charles Jones and Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, combined their extensive experience to design Saint Clair Estate's new state of the art winery. Built for production from the 2006 harvest, the new winery is capable of crushing 300 tonnes of fruit per day. It features state of the art equipment including high-tec refrigeration control and monitoring software to further enhance the quality of Saint Clair award-winning wines. The major investment decision to develop Saint Clair's own winery facility is fueled by continued sales growth to 180,000 cases in 2005 and strong forward growth projections, particularly for the Saint Clair's award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. The Riverland's Estate location was chosen as an ideal position for the new winery due to its central location, proximity to Saint Clair's main vineyards, and where there are adjoining facilities for bottling, storage, dispatch, power and effluent discharge. The winery boasts a large temperature controlled barrel hall for storage of up to 650 oak barriques. This new production facility aims to be extremely functional and will continue to be developed to meet the specific needs for Saint Clair's quality wine production. Saint Clair's Chief Winemaker, Matt Thomson, believes the new winery will further enhance the existing prestige quality record of the Saint Clair brand. Read less

External Reviews for Saint Clair Pinot Noir Pioneer Block Lone Gum

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

Aromas of ripe, dark berries with an aromatic lift of dried herb and violet. Smooth, rich and long. Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own 100 hectares of vineyards in six different Marlborough locations chosen specifically for the attributes of their individual locations and ability to produce top quality grapes. Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise with the talent of one of New Zealand’s leading winemaking teams, led by Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark From 1994 when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today. Grapes : 100%Pinot Noir Region : New Zealand / Marlborough Maker : Matt Thomson Notes : Aromas of ripe, dark berries with an aromatic lift of dried herb and violet. An elegant wine with flavours of ripe, dark berries and a touch of spice with an intense finish. Serve : This Pioneer Block Pinot Noir is best matched with barbecued lamb rack or scotch fillet with mushrooms, Duck, Roast chicken or turkey. ABV : 14.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/20/2015

A full-bodied, powerful wine with ripe boysenberry, blueberry fruit flavours and a toasty oak finish.Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994.Neal Ibbotson combines his extensive viticultural expertise with the talent of one of New Zealand s leading winemaking teams, led by Matt Thomson and Hamish Clark From 1994 when wines from the first vintage all won medals including gold, the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today.Grapes: 100% Pinot NoirRegion: New Zealand / Marlborough / Lone Gum Vineyard, Omaka ValleyMaker: Matt ThomsonNotes: A full-bodied, powerful palate with ripe boysenberry, blueberry and blackcurrant. The wine is rich and round with structured tannins and a delicious toasty French oak finish.Serve: At 16-18c with duck, roast chicken or turkey. Ideal for Christmas day.ABV: 14%Suitable for Vegetarians



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