* 4 Stars, Decanter March 2011 * Previously part of Wairau Flood Plain (which built up the deep free-draining soils)....Read more...
Food Pairings for Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc
* 4 Stars, Decanter March 2011 * Previously part of Wairau Flood Plain (which built up the deep free-draining soils).This is the vineyard where Saint Clair discovered the fruit to make the now world famous Wairau Reserve. The juice was pressed off immediately to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling, the juice was fermented using a variety of selected yeast in 100 per cent 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.This is an intense Sauvignon Blanc with a powerful passionfruit and blackcurrant spectrum and an underlying mineral tone. The palate is intensely concentrated and full with a long, lingering finish. Powerful and intense aromas of passion fruit, blackcurrant, hints of grapefruit and an underlying mineral note. An ideal match with fresh Marlborough salmon or scallops with summer salad.
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