Origin Pinot Gris Rosé, 2020
Sun-warmed strawberry, raspberry and cranberry with ripe red pear. A refreshing finish, dry and easy drinking.
Meet the maker: Saint Clair
Region: Marlborough – New Zealand
Grape(s): Pinot Gris (94%), Pinot Noir (5%), Malbec (1%)
13% ABV / 750ml
In 2001 Saint Clair introduced a ‘grading system’ for each of its vineyards and marks them out of 10 for quality each year. This provides valuable information in terms of which vineyards provide the best fruit and which varieties produce the best quality within each of the vineyards. The grading system is also used extensively as a management tool for identifying and improving best vineyard practices.
The vineyards are carefully managed, using a sustainable approach with minimal use of vineyard sprays, maintaining an open canopy with good light and airflow, leaf plucking, fruit and shoot thinning and selection.
The fruit was harvested in the cool of the night in order to retain freshness and capture the fruit flavours.
The grapes spent only a few hours on skins to extract the delicate flavour, aroma and colour and were then carefully pressed.
After settling, the juice was fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to retain the pure fruit flavours and freshness.
The wine was then stabilised and prepared for bottling.