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Saint Clair Pinot Gris Rose 2011

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Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valleys unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own and developed 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. Their wines received immediate success with three medals from three wines in their first competition. Premium quality grapes, produced from vines that are now fully mature, combined with the proven experience of winemaker Matt Thomson, produce elegant, world class wines Vintage: Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir Winemaking: Fruit for this wine was primarily sourced from a single vineyard in the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain fresh fruit flavours. The grapes spent just a few hours on skins to extract the delicate amount of colour you see in this wine, and then carefully pressed. After settling the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel at cooler temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. At the end of ferment, the wine was stabilized and carefully prepared for bottling Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Pinot Noir Colour: Salmon Pink. Aroma: Aromas of red berries and cherry along with freshly cut strawberries leap from the glass. Palate: A fresh and appealing wine with flavours of cherry and redcurrant, underlying strawberries and cream tones. Fresh acidity is balanced by a round yet elegant palate that leads to a lingering finish. Ageing: Perfect for drinking immediately, this Rosé will be at its best over the next 1 to 2 years. Analysis: Alcohol 11.52% v/v, Titratable Acidity 5.9g/litre, Residual Sugar 9.2g/litre, pH 3.68.

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Varietal: Pinot Grigio
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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

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

Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valleys unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own and developed 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. Their wines received immediate success with three medals from three wines in their first competition. Premium quality grapes, produced from vines that are now fully mature, combined with the proven experience of winemaker Matt Thomson, produce elegant, world class wines Vintage: Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir Winemaking: Fruit for this wine was primarily sourced from a single vineyard in the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain fresh fruit flavours. The grapes spent just a few hours on skins to extract the delicate amount of colour you see in this wine, and then carefully pressed. After settling the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel at cooler temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. At the end of ferment, the wine was stabilized and carefully prepared for bottling Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Pinot Noir Colour: Salmon Pink. Aroma: Aromas of red berries and cherry along with freshly cut strawberries leap from the glass. Palate: A fresh and appealing wine with flavours of cherry and redcurrant, underlying strawberries and cream tones. Fresh acidity is balanced by a round yet elegant palate that leads to a lingering finish. Ageing: Perfect for drinking immediately, this Rosé will be at its best over the next 1 to 2 years. Analysis: Alcohol 11.52% v/v, Titratable Acidity 5.9g/litre, Residual Sugar 9.2g/litre, pH 3.68.


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

BRONZE MEDAL - IWC Aromas of berries and cherry along with freshly cut strawberries leap from the glass. 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 Gris Region : New Zealand / Marlborough Maker : Matt Thomson Notes : A fresh and appealing wine with flavours of cherry and wild berries, underlying strawberries and cream tones. Fresh acidity is balanced by a round yet elegant palate that leads to a lingering finish. Serve : Ideal with white meats, asian cuisine and summer desserts. ABV : 13.5%



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Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valleys unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994. They own and developed 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. Their wines received immediate success with three medals from three wines in their first competition. Premium quality grapes, produced from vines that are now fully mature, combined with the proven experience of winemaker Matt Thomson, produce elegant, world class wines Vintage: Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir Winemaking: Fruit for this wine was primarily sourced from a single vineyard in the Waihopai Valley in Marlborough. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain fresh fruit flavours. The grapes spent just a few hours on skins to extract the delicate amount of colour you see in this wine, and then carefully pressed. After settling the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel at cooler temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. At the end of ferment, the wine was stabilized and carefully prepared for bottling Vintage: 2008 Grapes: Pinot Noir Colour: Salmon Pink. Aroma: Aromas of red berries and cherry along with freshly cut strawberries leap from the glass. Palate: A fresh and appealing wine with flavours of cherry and redcurrant, underlying strawberries and cream tones. Fresh acidity is balanced by a round yet elegant palate that leads to a lingering finish. Ageing: Perfect for drinking immediately, this Rosé will be at its best over the next 1 to 2 years. Analysis: Alcohol 11.52% v/v, Titratable Acidity 5.9g/litre, Residual Sugar 9.2g/litre, pH 3.68.

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