Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 Plateau Cabernet Merlot
Perfumed with aromatic blackcurrant, dark chocolate, new leather and Christmas cake aromas. Round and full bodied showing ripe damson plum, blackcurrant, and dark ripe cherries mixed with dark chocolate. The silky structure and perfectly balanced acidity combine well with the subtle nuances supplied by oak (leather, liquorice, and cinnamon). The finish is long and perfumed with roasted coffee bean and vanilla pod.
This outstanding fruit was sourced from a single vineyard within the Gimblett Gravels winegrowing region of Hawke’s Bay. The vigour moderating,
free draining gravel provides a superb base for growing Cabernet and Merlot. This vineyard site has ideal ripening conditions for achieving the structure and full aromatic profile that Cabernet and Merlot can give. The fruit was carefully monitored during ripening and harvested in the cool evening at maximum flavour maturity and physiological ripeness.