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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 10 Twin Hills Chardonnay 2016

  • Product Code: 5364
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Style: White
  • Variety: Chardonnay
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Chardonnay

$33.99 $29.99 elsewhere $33.99

Regions : Marlborough

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Fruit was predominantly sourced from the valley between twin peaks in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sub-region. Grown on clay based soils, the vines are Mendoza and Burgundian Clone 95. The vines were monitored carefully during ripening and fruit was harvested at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

The fruit was partially handpicked and whole bunch pressed to ensure the vineyard characters and fruit flavours were preserved. The juice was barrel fermented in 100 per cent French oak (50 percent new oak barrels, 25 per cent second fill and 25 per cent third fill) using selected yeast strains. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation, followed by 10 months aging on yeast lees, with regular stirring. Only the best barrels were selected for the Twin Hills Pioneer Block wine.

Aromas of Fresh peach, ripe pink grapefruit, vanilla, dried fig and aromatic spice. The palate is elegant and complex with stonefruit, a hint of orange, toasted hazelnut and a toffee note. Ten months maturation on lees in French oak barrels has created a rich creaminess and fine tannin structure."


4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This powerful wine is grown principally in the company's vineyard in the Omaka Valley, a warm site with clay-based soils. The refined 2016 vintage was fermented and lees-aged in French oak barriques. It is pale, mouthfilling and creamy, with vibrant, ripe grapefruit and peach flavours, a gentle seasoning of toasty oak, mealy, leesy notes adding complexity, fresh acidity and a finely textured finish. Well worth cellaring."
 

We provide a door to door delivery service nationwide. Delivery charges are calculated on a 12 bottle case or part there of.

Delivery charges are calculated during the checkout process. Please ensure you choose the correct delivery region. We will advise you if you have chosen the incorrect delivery region.

You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.

For further details on prices and delivery options please go to the Delivery & Returns section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.

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