Saint Clair Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Luscious ripe grapefruit and green guava flavours. Deliciously textural and slightly chalky in mouthfeel with a long lingering finish.
Saint Clair's Pioneer Block 1 Foundation Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful, tropical fruits Marlborough style from fruit sourced from a single vineyard owned by the Sowman family on the fertile, free-draining soils of the region's prestigious lower Wairau Valley.
This batch of vines was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its power and intensity of flavour.
Saint Clair was established in 1978 by the husband and wife team of Neal and Judy Ibbotson, who were true pioneers of Marlborough, which back then was a largely untapped and undiscovered wine region. The Saint Clair name originates from the vineyard property they took over, originally planted by James Sinclair.
Saint Clair remains a family business and the Ibbotsonâ€™s are aided by son Tony and daughters Sarina and Julie who take care of marketing and sales. They also employ one of New Zealandâ€™s leading winemaking teams.
GOLD MEDAL - Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017
GOLD MEDAL - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
GOLD MEDAL - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016
5 STARS (ranked #10 out of 127 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 vintage from Marlborough)
Bob Campbell MW Wine Reviews 2016
SILVER MEDAL - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Aromatic whitecurrant and fragrant tropical fruit with a hint of cut grass on the nose. The palate shows luscious ripe grapefruit and green guava flavours. Deliciously textural and slightly chalky in mouthfeel with a long lingering finish.