Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Doctors Creek Pinot Noir 2012
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Saint Clair Pioneer Block wines are made from small parcels of outstanding fruit from specialist vineyard sites prized for their individual terroir characteristics. Doctor's creek vineyard situated south-west of the town of Blenheim has a Northerly aspect with devigourating clay soils . Doctor’s Creek , named after the original land owner, a well known doctor in the area , flows through the adjoining vineyard . Neal and Judy’s Ibbotson (Saint Clair owners) have successfully experimented with top grafting Pinot Noir (using Dijon clones) in this vineyard where the clay under the sub-soil provides some intense and interesting flavours. Other key varieties planted in this vineyard but on different soils are Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling.
Lifted delicate aromatics with red currant, raspberry, black current and spice. Round and full with lots of bright juicy fruits, raspberries, blackcurrant and ripe red cherry. The perfectly balanced acidity blends seamlessly with light powdered tannin and toasty oak. The finish is harmonious and rich which seams endless. Perfect for drinking immediately this wine will continue to develop for at least another five years. Perfect with medium rare venison or fillet steak.