Price:  £11.95 | Case Rate: £11.33
Ex Tax: £9.96

Saint Clair - Origin Pinot Gris Rose 2018

Information

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Wine Region: Marlborough
  • Wine Maker: Hamish Clark & Kyle Thompson
  • Grape: Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio
  • Grape Percentage: 94% Pinot Gris, 3% Malbec, 2% Pinot Noir and 1% Pinot Blanc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

This vibrant, beautifully balanced, refreshing wine just screams summer, and is the ideal accompaniments to grilled fish, especially salmon, and a whole array of summer salads – eaten al fresco

Duty/Vat Paid
BC: 84 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

An ethereal pale watermelon blush in colour shows aromatic pink grapefruit, summer berries and lemon blossom on the nose. The pink grapefruit and watermelon comes through on the juicy palate along with nashi pear.

Winery Information

Saint Clair

Saint Clair is owned by viticulture pioneers Neal and Judy Ibbotson who planted their first vines in 1978. They originally supplied their grapes to local wineries, but established the Saint Clair Family Wine Estate in 1994 to produce their own wines. The Saint Clair name originated from the vineyard property – first settled by the Sinclair family. Sinclair is a derivation of the original French Saint-Clair. They own 160 hectares of vineyards in 10 different Marlborough locations.. read more

Expert Reviews

Bob Campbell MW (2012)84 pts

An interesting mix of Pinot Gris (which is technically a clone of Pinot Noir) and Pinot Noir. Soft, gentle and slightly sweet wine with a strawberries and cream flavour. Needs to be served well chilled for a charming and refreshing drink.

Vinification Notes

This Rosé is a blend of two grape varieties that have been especially selected - Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. The fruit was machine harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain fresh fruit flavours. The grapes spent just a few hours on skins to extract the delicate flavor, aroma, and colour and then carefully pressed. After settling the juice was fermented in 100 per cent stainless steel at cooler temperatures to retain fruit flavour and freshness. At the end of ferment the wine was stabilized and carefully prepared for bottling.