Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir

[Sign in to view price]

Country: New Zealand

Region: Marlborough

Producer: Saint Clair

Appellation: マールボロ

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2017

Colour: Red

Varietals: Pinot Noir

Style: Dry

Food Pairing: Perfect with smoked salmon, new potatoes and fresh summer salad. 

Serving Temperature: Cool - Room Temperature

9250986
In stock

Description

Colour: Dark ruby red with purple rim.
Aroma: Ripe aromas of fresh raspberries and leafy brambles combined with dried wildflowers.
Palate: Bright red fruits with raspberry and red cherry flavours combined with toasted spice and fresh black coffee.
 
Grape varaiety: Pinot Noir 100% 

Winemaking

The fruit was sourced from a number of specifically chosen low cropping vineyards planted in the Southern Valleys region of Marlborough. Leading up to harvest each vineyard was closely monitored and tasted to determine when the flavours were at their optimum and then harvested in the cool of the morning.
 
Climate: 
Marlborough provides a semi-continental climate with cool winters, hot summers, cool nighttime temperatures and very low rainfall.
 
Soils: Varied between vineyards, including fertile sandy, stoney and clay soils.
 
Harvest: Machine
 
Vinification: 
At the winery each batch (or vineyard) was held cold for five days prior to fermentation to help with colour and flavour extraction. The juice was then inoculated with yeast for the primary alcoholic fermentation and hand plunged up to eight times daily during the height of fermentation. When dry each batch was pressed to tank, settled and then racked off gross lees to either stainless steel tanks or a mixture of new and older seasoned French oak. The wine underwent 100 per cent malolactic fermentation before being blended, fined, lightly filtered and gently prepared for bottling.
 
Aging: Six months, tank and French Oak barriques
 
Acidity: 5.3g g/l 
PH: 3.54
Residual sugar: 0 g/l  
Alc.%: 13.00% 
 

Accolades