Saint Clair Pioneer Block 3 43 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc 2017

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

Complex aromas of blackcurrant bud, crushed herb, mineral and wet stone. On the palate, more blackcurrant with layers of juicy white peach and tropical passionfruit notes. A mineral and salty richness leads to a long lingering finish.

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