Saint Clair Origin Pinot Noir, Malborough, 2021
Marlborough Pinot Noir
RRP - £21.00 - you save £4.05
Aromas of ripe red berries are interlaced with spice and blackcurrant bud. The palate is full and rich, with flavours of vibrant red berries, layered with warm, spiced fruit through to a silky finish.
The grapes from each vineyard underwent a cold maceration for five days, to assist colour and flavour extraction. The juice was settled and then racked off the gross lees to either stainless steel tanks or a combination of new and older, seasoned French oak. 100% underwent malolactic conversion. Following maturation, it was blended, fined, lightly filtered, and gently prepared for bottling.
The Origin range is Saint Clair Family Estate’s core range, reflecting excellent quality and value for money. The word ‘Origin’ pays homage to the first vineyards ever planted by the Ibbotson family back in 1978. Fruit from the homestead vineyard is still used today for the Origin range. Saint Clair acknowledges the importance of the vineyards and the wonderful fruit they produce as it is through these quality vineyards that produce sensational fruit, the iconic wines are created. The range consists of multiple varietals sourced predominantly from Marlborough with some red wines from the Hawke’s Bay.