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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Consistently one of New Zealand’s best Sauvingon Blancs

  • Product Code: 4744
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: Marlborough
  • Sub Region: Wairau Valley
  • Style: White
  • Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

$27.99 $19.99 elsewhere $27.99

Regions : Marlborough

Consistently one of New Zealand’s best Sauvingon Blancs

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The Pioneer Block wines of Saint Clair are from single blocks of special interest amongst the vast vinous resources that Saint Clair have access to. The wines carefully produced and express their origin and site. The rows of vines in this vineyard located in the lower Wairau are planted at an unusual angle of 43 degrees north-east to south-west.​ This leads to slightly greener characters in grapes on the south facing side and more tropical characters in grapes on the north facing side. The resulting wine is therefore multi-dimensional and complex.​


Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Rows are planted north-east to south-west at a 43 degree angle rather than the typical north to south. This leads to slightly greener characters in grapes on the south facing side and more tropical characters in grapes on the north facing side. The resulting wine is therefore multi-dimensional and complex. The site is cooler to some other areas of the valley and hence slower to ripen. The distinguishing flavours are crushed herbs (often associated with coastal Awatere) and an absence of sweaty characteristics.

The effect of the 43 degree angle of these vines is evident in the lovely contrast of tropical fruits and herbaceous aromas. Pale straw in colour with a slight green hue. Passionfruit, Golden Delicious apple, blossom, and crushed herb. Layered white peach, passionfruit, tangerine and lemongrass with a salty richness and lingering finish."


4 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"This Marlborough wine is grown at Dillons Point, in the lower Wairau Valley, at a site with rows 'running at an unusual angle of 43 degrees north-east to south-west', giving 'a slightly more herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc'. The 2016 vintage is aromatic and lively, with crisp, strongly varietal melon, lime and green-capsicum flavours, showing very good freshness, delicacy and length."

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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