Saint Clair Hawke’s Bay 2015 Premium Viognier and 2014 ‘Block 17’ Merlot

05-Sep-2016
We tend to think of Saint Clair as a top Marlborough producer, but their purchase of an established vineyard on Omahu Road in the Gimblett Gravels in December has changed the scope of the brand. The 10.4 ha ‘Plateau’ vineyard, has Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier, the vines between 12-17 y.o. The fruit is sent down to Marlborough for vinification. Already, a number of top award winning wines have emerged from the site. Here, I review the 2015 ‘Premium’ Viognier and 2014 ‘Pioneer Block 17’ Merlot. www.saintclair.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Saint Clair ‘Premium’ Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014
  • Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 17 – Plateau’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2014

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