SAINT CLAIR PIONEER BLOCK 3 43 DEGREES SAUVIGNON BLOCK 2016

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SAINT CLAIR PIONEER BLOCK 3 43 DEGREES SAUVIGNON BLOCK 2016 is available to buy in increments of 1
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."


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