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Saint Clair Pioneer Snap Block 2 Sauvignon Blanc

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

Subtle aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit with a vibrant mineral freshness, beautifully balanced Marlborough Sauvignon.Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley s unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994.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.Grapes: 100% Sauvignon BlancRegion: New Zealand / Marlborough / Block 2 Swamp Block Vineyard, Lower Wairau ValleyMaker: Matt Thompson.Notes: Aromas are intensely lifted notes of capsicum and nettles. Subtle aromas of sweet snow peas and passionfruit. The palate is of an intense Sauvignon Blanc with concentrated flavours and palate weight. Grapefruit, capsicum, snow pea complemented by subtle tropical and nettle notes on the finish. This wine has a full rich and persistent finish.Serve: At 10-12c with Pan-fried scallops and fresh saladsABV: 13.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

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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 Pioneer Snap Block 2 Sauvignon Blanc

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Source: Great Wines Direct
12/22/2015

Subtle aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit with a vibrant mineral freshness, beautifully balanced Marlborough Sauvignon.Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first planting vineyards in the valley s unique climate and soils in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Estate in 1994.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.Grapes: 100% Sauvignon BlancRegion: New Zealand / Marlborough / Block 2 Swamp Block Vineyard, Lower Wairau ValleyMaker: Matt Thompson.Notes: Aromas are intensely lifted notes of capsicum and nettles. Subtle aromas of sweet snow peas and passionfruit. The palate is of an intense Sauvignon Blanc with concentrated flavours and palate weight. Grapefruit, capsicum, snow pea complemented by subtle tropical and nettle notes on the finish. This wine has a full rich and persistent finish.Serve: At 10-12c with Pan-fried scallops and fresh saladsABV: 13.5%Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans



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