REGION: Marlborough, New Zealand
VARIETIES: Sauvignon Blanc
INFO: Neal and Judy Ibbotson were pioneers in the Marlborough wine industry, first
planting vineyards in the valley in 1978 and then establishing Saint Clair Family Estate
in 1994. Since then the name Saint Clair has been synonymous with quality and its award-winning record continues today.
The fruit was sourced from the fertile, deep, free-draining silt-loam soils of the lower
Wairau Valley. This batch was selected as a Pioneer Block wine due to its unique
flavour, intensity and complexity. This Sauvignon Blanc is distinctively Marlborough with green notes of gooseberry, nettle and blackcurrant bud. The fresh, vibrant palate layers blackcurrant with tropical passion fruit, white peach and a mineral, slightly salty richness which leads to a long, lingering finish.