Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2015

100% Sauvignon Blanc grown in Marlborough's lower Wairau region, east of Blenheim. The rows are planted north-east to south-west at a 43 angle, rather than the typical north to south.

Fruit was pressed off as quickly as possible to minimise skin contact and juice deterioration following harvesting. After settling the juice was fermented using selected yeast in stainless steel at cool temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its unique flavour, intensity and complexity.

Winemaker's Comments

The effect of the 43 degree angle of these vines is evident in the contrast of tropical fruits and herbaceous aromas. Aromas of passionfruit and gooseberry combine with crushed green herbs. The palate displays passionfruit, melon and citrus with underlying green capsicum and a richly lingering finish.

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