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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon

Guide price: £16

Last updated on 27th Jul 2011

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Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon

Previously part of Wairau Flood Plain (which built up the deep free-draining soils) this is the vineyard where Saint Clair found the fruit to make the now world famous Wairau Reserve.

The fruit was sourced from a single vineyard owned by the Sowman family on the fertile, free-draining soils of the lower Wairau Valley, New Zealand. The fruit was carefully watched during ripening and harvested in the cool of the evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.

This is an outstanding alternative to Cloudy Bay, regarded as having a smoother, fruitier edge.

Vintage : 2009

Grapes : 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Region : Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Maker: Matt Thomson

Aroma : Powerful and intense aromas of passionfruit, blackcurrant, hints of grapefruit and an underlying mineral note.

Palate : 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.

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27th July 2011 @ 08:08

Serve : This great white wine is an ideal match with fresh Marlborough salmon or scallops with summer salad.

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