2020 Saint Clair Family Estate Origin Pinot Gris Marlborough – Saint Clair Family Estate was founded by Neal and Judy Ibbotson who are the directors of the winery with more than 30 years viticulture knowledge of the Marlborough region. The company is a family business with the next generation also involved.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from a selection of vineyards in Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere Valleys and harvested at optimum flavour ripeness. The free-run juice was drained from the press and cold settled before a cool fermentation in stainless steel to retain the varietal aromas. A small portion was fermented in old oak and underwent malolactic fermentation in order to add complexity and texture. The parcels of wine were selected by the winemakers and blended then stabilised and carefully prepared for bottling.
Pear and apple aromas leap from the glass along with a subtle spice note. Flavours of ripe green pear and juicy apple. Luscious and mouth filling with plenty of fruit and a lingering silky finish.
Drink upon release – this wine will continue to gain complexity over the next 3 years from vintage date. A perfect match for lemon poached chicken and seasonal vegetables.
Single Price: $25.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $18.99
Price per case (12 bottles): $227.88