St Clair Pioneer Block 12 Gewurztraminer 2021

$19.99 $23.99

5 stars and #1 Gewurztraminer in the latest Cuisine tasting.

This is great buying for the money.

"The team at Saint Clair is no stranger to the pages of Cuisine, so it is wonderful to see the 2021 ‘Lone Gum’ Gewürztraminer taking the much-deserved top spot for 2022.

The fruit for this great gewürztraminer was sourced from a vineyard on the Dog Point Road in Omaka Valley in Marlborough owned by Ben and Lisa Halliday. The vineyard is said to be ‘guarded’ by a large lone gum tree which has become this wine’s namesake.

This site is warmer than others in Marlborough and an early budburst along with a long, warm, dry ripening period during summer 2021 enabled the fruit more hang time on the vine. This additional time is essential for allowing the fruit to develop and ripen, increasing sugars and also enhancing the intensity of flavour and aromas that are characteristic of gewürztraminer.